YOUTH CONSERVATION SUMMIT
Learn. Connect. Act.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
The 2021 Summit
This October, Cincinnati Nature Center will host our 3rd annual youth conservation summit. Last year’s summit featured keynotes from naturalist and researcher Corina Newsome and entomologists/educators The Bug Chicks, as well as youth-led sessions on nature and conservation.
Students ages 13-18 connected through discussions, brainstorming, and games. Participants learned about green career opportunities and shared insights on how to make an immediate impact on conservation efforts.
The annual summit is a great way for students to get involved in conservation, learn important planning and presentation skills, and connect with other like-minded teens devoted to making a difference.
What do we mean by “conservation”? Well, conservation can be a lot of things. It could be engaging in sustainable actions at home, like recycling or composting, or cleaning up a natural area in your neighborhood like a river or field. It could be scientific research on plants and animals, teaching kids about the environment, managing a wildlife area, protecting native bees, planting trees, or fighting for clean air or water for all. Basically, conservation is any action that humans take to nurture and protect our amazing planet.