The Cincinnati Nature Center's mission is supported by a fund of the foundation.
Cincinnati Nature Center
Cincinnati Nature Center is a nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to Enrich Lives by Inspiring Passion for Nature through Experience, Education and Stewardship.
Cincinnati Nature Center offers something for people of all ages in all seasons. Their 20 miles of trails wind through the region’s natural habitats of eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams and ponds.
With the support of The Cambridge Charitable Foundation, the Cincinnati Nature Center restored 25 acres of abandoned agricultural fields to native prairie grasslands for The Prairie Grassland Habitat Restoration Project. Support was also given for the Emerald Ash Borer Management plan project.
For the last few years, grants have been focused on the School Program, which annually serves 6,000 Kindergarten through sixth grade students and teachers through a variety of programs designed to spark a passion for nature and the environment. Students, teachers and parent chaperones from throughout the 15-county region around Cincinnati visit the Nature Center on field trips, participate in schoolyard programs and attend teacher/parent training activities. The School Program is designed to provide the opportunities and support teachers need, not only to compensate for the fact that children are not getting outside at home, but to help children become inspired citizens with the attitudes and skills they will need as adults to solve the world’s environmental problems.