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Browse education service providers who have been approved to receive funds from Ohio ACE educational savings accounts.


The federal funds used to operate this project are scheduled to expire later this year. As a result, all ACE funds must be used for allowable activities no later than July 1, 2024. (Dates of service must occur before July 1, 2024.)*

All claims requesting payment or reimbursement must be submitted to Merit for processing no later than July 15, 2024. Any funds that are not expended by July 1, 2024 will no longer be available. Claims submitted after July 15, 2024 will not be approved.

*Clarification for service dates/close down for camps: Claims for day camps that have been paid for by parents may be reimbursed if the service date occurs through September 1, 2024. The claim is only reimbursable for day camps during this time period if the parent has paid up front and prior to July 1, 2024.

Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve


This service provider requires payment upfront : No

Price Range: $70 - $630

Phone Number: (330) 829-7050


Address: 11929 Beech St NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601

Service Provider: 203328

Educational Value

We are passionate about and focus on the following: 1) Improving Quality of Life for people of all ages and walks of life. Connecting people with nature to improve their physical & mental well-being - Studies show that spending time in nature not only offers opportunities for great physical activity, but it also improves creativity and problem-solving, reduces stress and anxiety, and facilitates clarity, reassurance, and a positive emotional perspective. 2) Teaching Environmental Science to K-12 Students & Adults - Beech Creek Gardens excels at educating people of all ages through programs that explore plant and environmental issues and encourage beneficial stewardship of the environment as well as inspire a lasting love of nature. Each year we teach over 2,000 K-12 students through an awesome Environmental Science curriculum school field trip. In addition, we provide a Summer Day Camp for students ages 7-12. This adventure camp focuses on environmental education with hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. 3) Promoting Outdoor Nature Play for Children - In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average American children spend as few as 4 to 7 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day, and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen. Research shows that children who play outside are more physically active, more creative, less aggressive, and show better concentration. 4) Inspiring Preservation of Our Future - The future of our natural world relies on our ability to first inspire each generation to love spending time outdoors. A primary goal of Beech Creek Gardens is to educate and inspire people to better their lives by celebrating and protecting the living world around them. 5) Preserving Green Space - now and for Future Generations, access to nature and open space is the foundation to our collective quality of life. Beech Creek Gardens is preserving 181-acres of beautiful woodlands, streams, a pond, and open meadows assuring an important green space for all visitors. Preserving this valuable land provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of Northeast Ohio wildlife. Protecting our many native species of plants, trees and wildflowers allows them to be enjoyed today and by future generations.