Conservation Impact! Why Your Efforts Matter and How to Take It to the Next Level (Online)

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Tuesday February 2

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

We are sorry, this program is SOLD OUT. Contact to be added to the wait list. We will contact you only if space becomes available.

This will be a live virtual program and is designed for adults or mature teens (16 and up).

Organizations that strive to connect people to nature have multiple reasons to do so. Examine these reasons and learn how they have changed and blended over time as we examine the historic, current and future directions of conservation organizations such as nature centers, zoos, land conservancies, and parks.

You’ll learn how conservation is as complex as nature itself, consisting of a rich tapestry of interpretation, environmental education, psychology, politics, science, technology, and economics. This primer is intended to evoke deeper thought and understanding of how and why your contributions matter. Along the way, you’ll be challenged to investigate environmental issues and assess your ability to contribute to their resolution, either as individuals or collectively.

Through lectures, readings, discussions, and projects, you’ll gain context for how your contributions as a volunteer, member, intern, trustee, or staff person at a conservation organization fit into larger environmental goals. Discover ways to influence, not alienate. Learn what to do, and what NOT to do, when sharing your values, experiences, and knowledge about nature with others.

Many people volunteer or join nature centers and other conservation organizations because they want to help support conservation. This course will give you a foundation from which you can plan to go further in a strategic and intentional way to address conservation issues that matter to you!

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Registration includes 28 hours of virtual learning via the Zoom platform! Your link to attend the meeting will be sent in a follow up email. 

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, February 2 – March 18, 2021, 6 – 8 pm (14 sessions, 2 hours each):

  • Tuesday, February 2, 6 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, February 4, 6 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, February 9, 6 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, February 11, 6 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, February 16, 6 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, February 18,6 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, February 23, 6 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, February, 25, 6 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, March 2, 6 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, March 4, 6 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, March 9, 6 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, March 11, 6 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, March 16, 6 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, March 18, 6 – 8 pm

Instructor: Connie O’Connor, Cincinnati Nature Center's Director of Education

Members $125; nonmembers $160 (includes the entire series).

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee per request. Cancellations made with less than two weeks’ notice will not be refunded.