Location

Lewis Township

Overview

Becoming a Greenacres campus in 2018, Lewis Township has emerged as a hub of education and research excellence. Our goal is to elevate learning and research opportunities for students in Brown County and its surrounding areas. We hosted our first field trips in Fall 2019 and since then, we’ve expanded our capabilities with a state-of-the-art educational facility, complemented by diverse outdoor learning environments. We are dedicated to forging enduring partnerships with educational institutions in Brown County and beyond, nurturing a community invested in education and research.

Location

7597 OH-505
Felicity, Ohio 45120

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Now Booking Maple Syrup Programming

Maple sugaring is the tradition of making maple syrup from sap gathered from maple trees in late winter/early spring. Many animals (and people) are benefited by using the sap of the maple trees. Plan to visit our sugar bush at Greenacres as you experience with your senses how maple sap is turned into syrup. (January 29 – February 23, 2024)

Field Trips

Greenacres Lewis Township offers dynamic field trips for K-12 students that are aligned with state standards in social studies, science, and fine arts. Through the Environment, Agriculture, and the Arts these interactive experiences deepen understanding of ecology, sustainability, and farming while fostering creativity and critical thinking.

Summer Camps

Greenacres Lewis Township’s summer camps invite 5 to 13-year-olds to explore and learn in nature. Kids engage in environmental studies, artistic endeavors, and agricultural activities, in our vibrant outdoor settings. These camps are designed to ignite young imaginations while ensuring a summer filled with adventure and creativity.

Events

Greenacres Lewis Township occasionally hosts a variety of family-friendly events, such as concerts and guided hikes, in picturesque outdoor settings. These gatherings are designed to engage the community in diverse experiences, from enjoying live music to exploring nature. Perfect for families, they offer unique opportunities to connect, learn, and create memorable moments.

Updates from Lewis Township

Discover Together – Lewis Township
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Spring 2022 Update

FAQ

What is the cost for my school to come on a field trip?

All Greenacres field trips are provided at no cost to the school. Many schools are also eligible to have the cost of busing reimbursed as well.

How is it possible to offer free field trips?

Louise and Louis Nippert’s generosity have provided us with the funding to operate Greenacres in the manner that they envisioned when they founded Greenacres.

Do field trips happen in the winter?

Yes! We offer field trips throughout the school year. Impactful experiences can occur in cold weather, and we tailor each experience for the comfort of our guests.

Can we come explore on our own?

No, Greenacres can only be visited when you are part of a field trip or public event. We are not a public park.

How many acres does Greenacres manage in Brown County?

The Lewis Township site is over 500 contiguous acres.

Why does the forest here not look like other local woodlots?

We have worked hard to remove invasive species such as honeysuckle and multi-flora rose. These invasive plants are very common in Southern Ohio, and have changed the way forests look. Because invasives are so common, many people have forgotten what a forest “should” look like. Our forests are a work in progress, but the more open understory is the natural condition of temperate hardwood forests.

Why does the “front field” look so colorful in the summer and fall?

Another aspect of our habitat restoration has been to convert about 10 acres of row crop fields to shortgrass prairie. We have planted several species of grasses and about a dozen species of prairie wildflowers. As the prairie develops, it should provide a colorful and diverse habitat all through the growing season.

How can I get involved?

Greenacres has limited volunteer opportunities. See volunteer opportunities

Does Greenacres Lewis Township offer Summer Camps?

Yes! Day camps are offered in the summer for children ages 5 to 13.

What else does Greenacres do?

Greenacres Foundation has a diverse mission involving educating the public about Arts, Agriculture, and the Environment. We are a working farm, marketing our farm products in Indian Hill. We also present events such as concerts and art shows

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