Next in Nature Teen Conservation Summit- POSTPONED @ Hueston Woods Lodge
Apr 2 @ 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

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 ahuelefeld@cincynature.org . Thank you for your understanding.

Join us for the Next in Nature Teen Conservation Summit designed for students grades 7-12, their parents/caregivers, and educators.

In addition to poster and slide presentations, the Next in Nature summit will feature fun activities, information on pursuing careers in conservation and environmental education, and keynote speaker, Corina Newsome, sharing her journey to environmental education and conservation biology.


  • 2 – 4:15 pm: Student presentations and activities
  • 4:15 – 5:30 pm: Keynote Speaker, Corina Newsome, will present
  • 5:30 – 6 pm: Optional debrief discussion activity for students

Please arrive anytime before 4 pm to attend the keynote speaker’s address. Corina Newsome will be presenting, From the Block, to the Zoo, to the Marsh: The Unexpected Adventure of a Black City Girl.

A word from Corina:
“Despite a fascination with wildlife and the natural world, I never imagined myself as a wildlife scientist growing up, nor was I aware of what such careers actually looked like. After a chance encounter with an African American zookeeper, I became exposed to the diversity of careers that exist in wildlife conservation and finally saw a reflection of myself in the work. This talk will take you behind the scenes of my adventures in the realm of wildlife conservation, which include both zoo science and field biology.”

Corina is a graduate student in biology, focusing on avian conservation. She is currently working in the field to conserve the MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow. She’s founded several programs to encourage high school students from underrepresented demographics to consider careers in wildlife sciences.

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