About Us

Our Partners

Our Partnerships

Cardinal Land Conservancy

Cardinal Land Conservancy is a nationally accredited land trust dedicated to protecting the last great places and working lands in southwest Ohio. We work with members and volunteers to monitor, manage, and maintain the properties we own for the enjoyment of the public.

Visit Cardinal Land Conservancy.

Green Umbrella

Non-profit alliance of individuals and over 200 organizations using the collective impact model to make the Cincinnati region more environmentally sustainable and bringing together the region’s best and brightest companies, non-profits, governments and individuals to create and implement plans to voluntarily improve our community. Its mission is to maximize the impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability and therefore improve economic vitality and quality of life in the region around Cincinnati.

Green Umbrella partners with Agenda 360 and Vision 2015, the region’s major planning initiatives. The work is carried out in Action Teams, each focused on a sustainability area with a set a goal that, when reached, will tangibly improve life in our area. Cincinnati Nature Center is directly involved in two Action Teams: Meet Me Outdoors and Land Preservation.

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Audubon Society of Ohio

Bird watching group in the Tri-State. Each December, Annual Christmas Bird Count is held at the Nature Center. Results from the count are sent to the National Audubon Society where they are compiled for the entire nation.

Visit the Audubon Society of Ohio.

Cincinnati Dry Dredgers

Association of amateur geologists and fossil collectors with the goal of stimulating interest in geology and prehistoric life. Volunteers visit the Nature Center once a month during the summer to teach visitors about geology and help them identify fossils in their own collections.

Visit Cincinnati Dry Dredgers.

Leave No Child Inside–Greater Cincinnati

Collaboration of individuals and organizations working  to connect Greater Cincinnati's children with nature for their physical, Intellectual and emotional health.

Visit Leave No Child Inside—Greater Cincinnati.

The Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association

Group established to organize and advance the re-development of a pawpaw industry in Ohio. Members have assisted Cincinnati Nature Center over the years, from offering pawpaw tastings and cooking classes, to helping the Nature Center establish a pawpaw grove at Long Branch Farm & Trails. The Nature Center's staff assists the OPGA by supporting pawpaw tastings and educational programs throughout Cincinnati, and occasionally provides venues for OPGA educational programs. 

Visit The Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association.


Nonprofit organization based in southwest Ohio dedicated to the preservation of birds of prey through rehabilitation, education and conservation.  RAPTOR staff showcases raptors and provides educational presentations at Cincinnati Nature Center throughout the year. 

Visit RAPTOR, Inc.

Stepping Stones Center

Non-profit agency that serves people with disabilities in Greater Cincinnati. The center’s mission is to increase independence, improve lives, and promote inclusion for children and adults with disabilities. One afternoon a month, adults from Stepping Stones Center volunteer at Cincinnati Nature Center to assist with monthly membership renewal mailings, improving their job skills and independence while providing a great service to the Nature Center and its members!

Visit Stepping Stones Center.