Get Involved

Make your mark and make a difference serving as a conservation leader of the next generation in nature.

Cincinnati Nature Center’s Next in Nature Teen Conservation Program offers lots of ways for area students in grades 7-12 to support local conservation efforts while developing leadership and life skills. These projects will help students demonstrate leadership, initiative, and community service—all qualities that are vital for college applications and resumes.
 
Have an idea for a conservation project? Click here to sign up! The deadline for submitting project ideas is December 15, 2019.
 
Cincinnati Nature Center staff will mentor and support participating students, helping them to develop projects that are personally meaningful and locally impactful. Projects are up to the student and take any form, as long as the project is centered on conservation. For instance, potential projects could include:
  • designing a research experiment
  • planting a pollinator garden
  • raising awareness in the community about the importance of conservation through art, drama, exhibits, or articles
  • engaging in citizen science data collection
  • starting a conservation club
  • and more—it's up to the student's passion and imagination!
On April 2, 2020, the Next In Nature Teen Conservation Summit will take place at Hueston Woods. This is an optional culminating experience where students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their projects with like-minded peers and professionals. Registration for the summit will open in January 2020.