SUMMER PROGRAM (canceled for 2020)


Student Conservation Leaders


Participants will paddle, fish, hike, wade, seine, sample, observe, and engage in restoration activities in our Ohio River Watershed, while developing their abilities in leadership, stewardship and conservation.

Each day of these one-week sessions begins and ends at a local river park. From there we’ll adventure up and down our local waterways to engage in hands-on ecological investigations, activities, and empowering conversations. Experience what it takes to be an environmental steward. Discover your power to lead your school and community towards environmental solutions.

Engage in field level scientific investigations

Student Conservation Leaders program 2021 sessions:

(May 31-June 4): Nisbet Park ( Loveland, OH) - Little Miami River

(June 7-11): Nisbet Park (Loveland, OH) - Little Miami River

(June 14-18): Pioneer Park (Covington, KY - Banklink Creek)

(June 21-25): Avoca Trailhead (Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH) - Little Miami River

Application process:

  • Student applicants must be entering 10th – 12th grades for the 2021-22 school year.
  • DEADLINE ---- SCL Applications must be received via email, or postmarked, by TBD.
  • Applicants will be notified of their participation status by TBD.
  • Space is limited. We cannot guarantee the acceptance of all applicants.

Course fee: 2021 TBD. The course fee covers all instructional, travel (for any group trips from the site), and activity expenses, as well as an Ohio River Foundation T-shirt. The course fee does not include a daily lunch or refreshments. STUDENTS should bring their own water and lunch each day.

Questions: or call Evan Banzhaf, ORF Student Conservation Leaders program manager, at 513-279-2006.