Important updates regarding the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department

response to COVID-19 including program, facility and event closures and cancellations can be found at

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.

environmental ed

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

Land Lab Cell Phone 937-974-3880

General Questions or Inquiries may be directed to

camp volunteer flyerCamp Volunteer Open House
Wednesday, May 6, 6 - 7 p.m.
Habitat Environmental Center
Volunteering for summer camps is fun and rewarding. Hours are available for nature, art, sports and recreation camps. Parents are also welcome to attend this informational meeting. Contact the Volunteer office at 937-296-2433 or for more information. Ages 14 +.



It is our mission to provide comprehensive education to foster stewardship,
promote sustainability and appreciation of the natural world.

  • To become an educational resource for those who desire to learn or teach about the environment.
  • Connect with local schools, groups, and businesses, to provide opportunities to explore the outdoors in and around their communities.
  • Engage citizens through volunteering, nature exploration, and special events for all ages and abilities.

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