Get Involved

Thanks for your interest in our Next in Nature teen conservation program. We're excited to learn more about you and your ideas for your conservation work! 

Have an idea? Wherever your talents lie, we want to help YOU make a difference! We can help you demonstrate and use your strengths and skills to develop a project that fulfills your passions. 

To sign up to be a part of Next in Nature, please click here and fill out the form. Deadline for submitting project ideas is January 19, 2020.

As a member of Next in Nature, you will have the option to participate in and present your work at the Next in Nature Teen Conservation Summit on April 2, 2020 at Hueston Woods. Registration for the summit will open in January 2020. 

Membership in our Teen Conservation Program comes with great benefits:

  • Regular, individual meetings with a Cincinnati Nature Center staff mentor to help you develop and execute your conservation projects
  • Fun, exclusive meet-ups at the Nature Center where you can hang out with friends who share a love for nature and conservation
  • The opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills and creativity, important for college and job applications
  • The chance to make a difference through conservation projects which focus on service, research, a call-to-action, or inspiration
  • Invitation to our April Next in Nature Summit, where you can share your projects, celebrate your accomplishments, hear interesting speakers, and meet representatives from universities and conservation organizations. 

Regretfully, due to safety precautions being enacted by the State of Ohio in light of COVID-19 we are postponing the Next in Nature Teen Conservation Summit until further notice. Please stay tuned for more information. If you have any questions, email Thank you for your understanding.