Founded in 1996, The National Whitetail Deer Education Foundation is dedicated to providing outdoor education at little to no cost through programs and events, and through their commitment to maintaining the Deerassic Park Education Center. The Education Center is located on 170+ acres, with a Welcome Center, Ohio Whitetail Hall of Fame, a 3 acre pond, a shooting/archery range, a nature center, trails and event areas including 15,000 sq. ft of pavilion space. The Deerassic Park Education Center also maintains a live educational herd of deer for youth and families to view and learn about.
Throughout each year, Deerassic provides community and educational events and programs to reach out to youth and families. These include but are not limited to; school field trips, numerous summer and seasonal youth camps, annual family events such as Spring Fest and the Youth Fishing Derby, in-school visits, and various community partner events. Programs taught during these events can include but are not limited to; canoeing/kayaking, archery, riflery, nature hikes, deer lectures and conservation education. Over 12,000 youth come to the Park annually for these educational programs. The Deerassic Park Education Center also provides Ohio Division of Natural Resources education programs such as: Passport to Fishing and Hunter’s Education.