Community Resources

  • Local Resources
  • Online Resources

Local Resources

The Miami Valley has many community organizations that provide free or low cost programming and instruction for classrooms. Additionally, many of these organizations provide a destination for low-cost field trips.

America's Packard Museum http://www.americaspackardmuseum.com/

Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm http://web4.audubon.org/local/sanctuary/aullwood/

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/
  • Apollo Observatory

Brukner Nature Center http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

Dayton Art Institute http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park http://www.nps.gov/daav/index.htm
This park is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and five partners, which include: Dayton History, the Ohio Historical Society, Aviation Trail, Inc., the Wright Family Foundation and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The park is also a member of the National Aviation Heritage Area which also incorporates two other national venues: the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
  • Wright Cycle Company Complex
  • Wright Brothers Aviation Center (Carillon Park)
  • Huffman Prairie Flying Field
  • Interpretive Center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar House (Dayton History)
  • Hawthorn Hill (Dayton History)

Dayton Dragons http://dayton.dragon.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t459

Dayton History http://www.daytonhistory.org/
  • Carillon Historical Park
  • Hawthorn Hill
  • Memorial Hall
  • Patterson Homestead
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar House
  • Old Court House

Dayton International Peace Museum www.daytonpeacemuseum.org

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (includes Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, & Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra: http://daytonperformingarts.org/

Dayton Visual Arts Center http://www.daytonvisualarts.org/

Five Rivers MetroParks http://www.metroparks.org/
  • 2nd Street Market
  • Aullwood Garden
  • Carriage Hill Farm
  • Cox Arboretum
  • Deeds Point
  • Dull Woods (Conservation Area)
  • Eastwood
  • Englewood
  • Germantown
  • Hills & Dales
  • Huffman
  • Island
  • Medlar (Conservation Area)
  • Possum Creek
  • RiverScape
  • Sugarcreek
  • Sunrise
  • Taylorsville
  • Twin Creek
  • Wegerzyn Gardens
  • Wesleyan
  • Woodman Fen (Conservation Area)

Historical Societies

K-12 Gallery for Young People http://www.k12gallery.org/

Learning Tree Farm http://www.learningtreefarm.org/

McMRF www.mcswd.org
The Montgomery County Material Reuse Facility (McMRF) collects all sorts of unwanted, yet still usable materials from businesses and individuals, then redistributes them to local nonprofit organizations -- including schools. Check their website for:
  • Teacher Shopping Day, held 3 times a year
  • Educator Workshops
  • Environmental Learning Center
  • Teacher Resources on "green" topics.
  • Mascots Dewey and Splash

Missing Peace Art Space http://www.missingpeaceart.org/

Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District http://www.montgomeryswcd.org/

National Aviation Hall of Fame http://www.nationalaviation.org/

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

Ohio Renaissance Festival http://www.renfestival.com/

Ohio State University Extension

SunWatch Indian Village/Archeological Site http://www.sunwatch.org/

ThinkTV http://www.thinktv.org/

Victoria Theater Association http://www.victoriatheatre.com/

WPAFB Educational Outreach Office http://wpafbstem.com/pages/aboutus.html


Online Resources


While a field trip might be out of the question, these Ohio-based resources offer online opportunities for your class:

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
https://clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo/learn/educational-programs/educational-opportunities
Distance Learning programs for K-8th grade and teachers can be found here.

NASA Exhibits and Speakers
https://www.nasa.gov/about/exhibits/index.html
The Speakers Bureau is a free service as a part of our public communication and outreach programs.

Ohio History Central
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Welcome_To_Ohio_History_Central
A wiki-based online encyclopedia of information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history.

Ohio History Connection
https://www.ohiohistory.org/learn/education-and-outreach/educator-resources
Sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, they have created many educator resources to help educators promote Ohio history and social studies education.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
http://www.profootballhof.com/connect/distance-learning/
Find programs you can download or schedule to video conference in order to "bring" it in to your classroom.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame -- Digital Classroom
https://www.rockhall.com/learn/education/digital-classroom
An ever-changing wealth of resources spanning different content areas will bring the excitement and power of rock and roll into your classroom.