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The wonderful support Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center receives from corporations, foundations, and individuals makes it possible to continue providing education and to keep our exhibits admission free for all to enjoy.  Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is an outreach program of Columbus State University, operated in association with Columbus Water Works and the City of Columbus.

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning is proud to be affiliated with several partners.  Visit these organizations to learn more about them.

Columbus State University

Columbus State University (CSU) offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, CSU thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment.

Columbus Water Works

A municipally owned water and wastewater utility serving the people of Columbus, Georgia.  Through the generous continued support, Columbus Water Works and Oxbow Meadows continue to partner through educational programs and the continued growth of our exhibits.

Columbus Audubon Society

Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.  The Columbus Audubon Society is a one of many chapters of the National Audubon Society.  Chapters are the organizations through which National Audubon perceives and addresses our continent’s most pressing environmental issues. Self-governing societies, locally focused and administered, they put a public face on Audubon’s work as well as on its day-to-day impact on the state of the nation’s natural resources.

Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association

The Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association was founded in 1971 as a way for local “seasoned” beekeepers as well as potential “novice” beekeepers to learn about hive management that is specific to our local area here in West Georgia and East Alabama.  Our organization meets monthly with every other month featuring an educational speaker at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park began in the late nineteenth century as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles and soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. Today it functions as a modern zoo serving the public and the scientific community with educational shows and exhibits, important research, and worldwide conservation efforts. The Alligator Farm’s history as an attraction and an accredited zoo is nearly as exciting as zipping across the Alligator Lagoon on Crocodile Crossing, the park’s thrilling zip-line attraction.

Outside World

Locally owned outdoor store in Dawsonville, GA & Columbus, GA. Local, knowledgeable, and passionate.  Through the collaborative efforts of Outside World Outfitters and Oxbow Meadows, kayaking the Chattahoochee is not possible in Columbus, GA with an eight mile kayak program.   #getoutside

EarthShare of Georgia

EarthShare of Georgia was founded in 1992 by its member groups as the Environmental Fund for Georgia to represent them in employee giving campaigns, and to provide an efficient and secure way to manage their donations.

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley plays an important role in building our community. We partner with you on priority issues to help make the greatest difference. We focus on bringing partners together to improve Basic Needs, Income, Health and Education of all people in the Chattahoochee Valley. Gifts of time, talent and financial resources make the work of United Way possible. Please join us in our commitment to build a strong community, transform lives and create opportunities for a good life for all.