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Rural Action’s Environmental Education program connects students and teachers with outdoor learning in Appalachian Ohio. We collaborate with schools to meet science, language arts, math, and social studies standards through environmental education. By learning in nature, we help young people develop a sense of place and give them the tools to make informed decisions about their natural resources. Students experience possible academic and career paths.

Watershed Day Camps

Our watershed day camps registrations are open! Learn more about the locations, cost, and dates for these camps.

Day Camp Info

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For Teachers and Schools

For Families and Community Members

For Young Adults

  • Want to investigate career opportunities and learn job skills? Rural Action coordinates a paid internship program that places high school students with local businesses.
  • Join your school’s Youth Climate Action Team, an environmental leadership program for high schoolers led by Rural Action and Camp Oty’Okwa
  • Intern or volunteer! Working with teachers at local high schools, we run a program that places students in internships at diverse local organizations. If your school doesn’t have an internship coordinator, you can contact us directly about interning/volunteering with our program.


Dan Vorisek

Dan Vorisek

Environmental Education Director


740.677.4047 ext. 330

Carrie Vieland

Carrie Vieland


Environmental Education Program Manager


National Service Members

Each year, Rural Action mobilizes more than 35 energetic and passionate people across the region to help small communities do big things through our Leadership Development and Service program. Our National Service members serve in communities through a yearlong commitment as part of our Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps, an AmeriCorps State/National program administered by Rural Action, or our through our AmeriCorps VISTA program, Rural Renewal. See members who are currently serving with Rural Action here or learn more about how we are growing local leaders here.