Osprey Wilds

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Our mission is to instill a connection and commitment to the environment in people of all communities through experiential learning.

Our vision is a healthy planet where all people live in balance with the Earth.


7:00 pm: Attempting to Understand the disconnect between African Americans and the Outdoors

Join us via Zoom for a free keynote presentation with guest speaker, Dudley Edmondson. This presentation begins to connect the dots for audiences to why African Americans and other people of color are under-represented in the outdoors. To do so, we have to look at the nation’s history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and the resulting current social and economic factors that are now part of African American lives.  

Dudley Edmondson is well-known as a professional photographer, author, filmmaker, and public speaker. Much of his work centers on the environment and ethnic diversity in the outdoors and he has been one of the first to highlight the involvement of African Americans in the public lands system. Mr. Edmondson has also been immersed in the effort to help the conservation sector become more inclusive. 

Unsatisfied with the numbers of people who looked like him among those he encountered in his outdoor pursuits, set out to create a set of outdoor role models for the African American community by writing his landmark book, Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places (AdventureKeen Publications 2006) featuring luminaries in the environmental and outdoor recreation fields. 

His latest book entitled “What’s That Flower” A beginners guide to Wildflowers by DK  Publishing, London, UK was published in 2013

Learn more about his work here. 

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7:00 pm webinar: Raptors by Family 

Join us for a live viewing of our Raptors by Family program, a 30-minute live interactive webinar with our educational animals. See our raptors up close and learn about what makes them so unique.

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12-1 and 5-6 pm: Picnic Pick Up

Enjoy a delicious meal that highlights local and seasonal ingredients and is prepared for you by Osprey Wilds. Our Picnic Pick Up events are the perfect opportunity to bring your friends or family to our property to explore. Take in the fall colors and Grindstone Lake, hike our trails, or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the Northwoods.

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7:00 pm Webinar: The People and Programs of Osprey Wilds

Join Osprey Wilds via Zoom for an inside look at our vision for the future and hear from our staff and Executive Director. 

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Questions or comments?

Contact us at development@ospreywilds.org

Osprey Wilds is excited to announce that every donation from our fall fundraiser will be 100% matched by our generous board members. That means if you donate $10, we will receive $20 to continue our work of instilling a connection and commitment to the environment in people of all communities through experiential learning. Double your impact with no extra costs.

Host a House Party

Gather your friends or family for a small get-together at your house to tune in to our live programming! Embrace the season and have a Fall harvest party, potluck, or Halloween-inspired bash! Contact us if you are interested in hosting a party!

Online Auction

Stay tuned for our virtual auction items and details!