Fox Run Environmental Education Center

Saving Our Environment, One Critter at a Time

aka Fox Run Environmental Education Center   |   Middleton, WI   |  https://www.foxrunenvironmentaleducationcenter.org/

Mission

Our mission is to educate the public about environmental concerns and responsibility.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Ame Vanorio

Main address

3300 Hedden Rd, Apt 1 Fox Run Environmental Center

Middleton, WI 53562 USA

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EIN

47-4201724

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many low-income and minority persons do not have access to environmental/nature/outdoor education. We aim to provide at least 33% of our programs for free to serve in these communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

We rescue and rehabilitate native Wisconsin wildlife. We work predominantly with other centers to provide volunteer assistance, support, and education opportunities. We specialize in turtles.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We offer education programs online and in our community on topics that help people live environmentally friendly lives. Topics include: Organic and Community Gardening; Composting; Water and Soil Quality; Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation; Climate Change; and Turtles. We have a goal to offer 33% of our education programs at no cost to serve persons in low-income neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

We offer several online programs that serve to educate persons around the USA. Our YouTube channel, Fox Run Environmental Education Center, teaches on a variety of topics to help people live an environmentally friendly life. YouTube also helps us educate people about wildlife and give them a visual experience.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Podcast talks about rehabilitation and conservation issues with wildlife.

Our blog covers the topics of alternative energy, ecopsychology and environmental education, organic gardening, and wildlife conservation. We are currently working on more information for teachers and developing curriculum.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

This is the number of animals rehabilitated and released. It is less than the total intake which includes animals who passed or were unable to be saved.

Number of wildlife care situations resolved without animal intake

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This reflects the number of phone calls where we actively communicated educational advice to resolve an animal/human conflict or advised the person to not interfere with the animal.

Number of students registered for online courses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Online Education Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number includes Zoom presentations we did for Scout groups due to the pandemic and our online courses through Teachable and Zoom.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Education programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of unique visitors to our website. Website visitors read our blog, interact with videos, and seek information about education programs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We believe we have a responsibility to our human and environmental communities to lead by example, provide interactive education and outreach opportunities, and help build a sustainable future.

Our overall goal is to help people discover environmentally friendly ways to live their lives.

We do this through our four pillars:

We Teach - we offer a variety of educational outreach programs
We Rescue - we work in the field of wildlife rehabilitation
We Grow - we are active in local community gardens
We Care - we volunteer and serve on boards in our community to support environmental causes

We have a specific goal for 33% of our educational programs to be free and serve minority and low-income communities.

Impact on Environment:
As a business, we use paper materials, technology, science equipment, cameras, and video equipment. We work to recycle and to purchase recycled materials. We work to support environmentally friendly companies.
Our goals include purchasing
1. At least 75% post-consumer recycled material
2. At least 50% materials harvested or extracted and processed within 500 miles
3. At least 75% FSC certified paper products

Life on Land
15.3 By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world.
Fox Run EEC is working towards this target by teaching about organic agriculture and gardening, soil and water quality, and encouraging communities to provide green spaces.

15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
Fox Run EEC does this by providing wildlife rehabilitation services and conservation education. Between 2012 - 2020 we released over 500 rehabilitated wild animals and provided over 200 education programs.

15.7 Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products.
Fox Run EEC works toward this goal by encouraging wildlife rehabilitators to get licensed, discouraging and educating about removing wildlife from the wild, and teaching specifically about turtle homing instincts.

Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
Fox Run EEC supports this goal by being an example of ways to incorporate clean energy into our daily life and works to educate the public about using alternative energy.

Quality Education
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture's contribution to sustainable development
Fox Run supports this by offering community education, working with college students, and school programs that teach sustainability and how to live a sustainable lifestyle.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Fox Run Environmental Education Center

Board of directors
as of 10/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ame Vanorio

Fox Run Environmental Education Center


Board co-chair

Nathan Glaza DVM

Licking Valley Veterinary Services

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/31/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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