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By choosing to contribute to Oxbow Meadows, you are supporting unparalleled opportunities to educate and inspire kids of all ages!

Giving to Oxbow supports the following:

  • Care and feeding of our animals
  • Development of unique features, such as our outside nature playscape designed to be inclusive
  • Expansion of exhibits
  • Scholarships for schools to attend field trips
  • Outreach to the community

Support Oxbow Meadows

Your Support Makes a Difference!

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Ethan Parmer Memorial Fund

Ethan Parmer was a longtime friend and volunteer of Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center who loved reptiles! To honor Ethan’s memory, and his love of animals, the Ethan Parmer Memorial Fund is ongoing for new projects and the continued maintenance of established exhibits at Oxbow Meadows.


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Adopt a Critter

Your adoption will support the health, feeding, and welfare of your animal. The following animals are available for “adoption”, additional animals can be adopted upon request.

Please note, this is a symbolic adoption. Your adopted animal will remain at Oxbow under the care of our expert animal keepers, ready and waiting for you to visit as often as you like.


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As a nonprofit organization, Oxbow Meadows relies on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue to serve the Chattahoochee Valley. Oxbow Meadows now offers four different membership levels, which can be renewed annually, that will benefit our Center and your community!





Employee Giving

Your workplace-giving campaign helps ensure that we will have clean and plentiful air, land and water for today and tomorrow. Every dollar makes a difference! Contact EarthShare of Georgia for a way to engage your employees year-round in the environment.


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