EMP NOW is a mobile nature unit that brings science and nature education to areas where the need is greatest. It is equipped with nature discovery tools, live animals, and so much more.

Erie MetroParks Nature on Wheels has been recognized at the national level and recently won the 2022 Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s top award for Environmental & Interpretive Programming!!

Please join us on an adventure of discovery and learn about nature where you live. We will be in YOUR neighborhood soon. We have teamed up with the City of Sandusky Recreation Department and other non-profits to maximize our impact. Look for us at the following locations:


For more information about EMP NOW or to inquire about mobile programming please email ckilmer@eriemetroparks.org

Past Programs:



Sandusky Recreation Programs

Park of the Week:

Foxborough Park

Farwell Park

Lions Park

Churchwell Park

Jaycee North Park

Huron Park

Central Park

Community Collaboration Day

at Jackson Street Pier




Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Lions Park

Sandusky Streets Event with the Erie County Health Department

Grove Fest

Sandusky Recreation Mills Camp

Freudenberg NOK Wellness Fair

Erie County Fair

Perkins Township Abernathy Park

Woollybear Festival