About Us

Green Umbrella | www.GreenUmbrella.org| www.meetmeoutdoors.org

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.

Leave No Child Inside–Greater Cincinnati | www.LNCIgc.org

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

The Cincinnati Bird Club | www.cincinnatibirds.com

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.

Cincinnati Dry Dredgers | http://drydredgers.org

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.

The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society | www.cincyherps.com

Organization committed to increasing an understanding of reptiles and amphibians. Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Visitor Center is the host site for GCHS’s monthly meetings. In exchange, members of GCHS offer their support during the Nature Center’s Reptile Round-Up summer camps.

The Ohio PawPaw Growers Association | www.ohiopawpaw.com

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. 

RAPTOR, Inc. | http://raptorinc.org

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. 

Stepping Stones Center | www.steppingstonescenter.org

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!