Rosewood Arts Center will be closed from March 20 - April 9. Kettering Children's Theatre performances will still be held during this time. Rosewood Gallery will be open by appointment only. Learn more

Environmental Education

The environmental education program is continuing to grow and evolve.  What began in 2003 as the Land Lab Nature Program with the Kettering City Schools has greatly expanded in recent years.  In April 2013, the Habitat Environmental Center was completed, and was the final project of the 2008 Bond Levy. We are pleased to have this facility to greatly expand our environmental education programming for the community.  We offer year-round programs, so be sure to check out what we’re offering this season.

Get ready for EcoFEST on September 16, 2023!

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Check out our NEW Sustainability Series!

All programs in this series are free of charge, but preregistration is required for each. Follow the links below to register.

Saturday, April 22: Trees 101 (10 - 11 a.m.)

Become a tree advocate starting with your own yard. This program will answer many of your questions about the importance of trees in the landscape, best practices for planting and how proper placement can reduce your energy bills. Register

Tuesday, May 16: Compost Kickstart (6-7 p.m.)

Tim Pritchard, Sustainability Manager with Five Rivers MetroParks, will show you how to start composting, discuss the benefits of compost-centric horticulture, and go over opportunities to learn more and participate in community programs. Master Recycling Volunteer Gary Victor will also give an expert testimonial as a long-time home composting practitioner. Register

Habitat Environmental Center and Environmental Education Programming
3036 Bellflower St.
Kettering, OH 45409
Managed By: Kerri Miles

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To engage and educate, advancing environmental literacy and creating a more equitable and sustainable future.


We will foster stewardship behavior and create a culture that capitalizes on nature-based recreation, cultivating bonds to place and enhance the Kettering community.


Through current and quality education opportunities, encourage environmental stewardship to reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainability.

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