Conservation Kids

Summer Programs

Conservation Kids
- Summer Series Registration

Are you interested in doing your best for local conservation issues?  Join us for Conservation Kids: a summer series where we will learn about local conservation issues through games and activities, then head out for a related service project. Topics will include (theme- service project):

  • Plastic pollution- river cleanup

  • invasive plants - plant natives or remove invasive plants

  • Water pollution - test water quality

Registration Form 

Space is limited to 20 kids per series, so please register asap


Who: For children aged 8 - 14.

When: Tuesdays this summer from 10 a m - 2 pm. You can select from series 1 or series 2. The program will be a repeat for both series.

  • Series 1: (June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13) 

  • Series 2: (July 20, July 27, Aug 3, and Aug 10)


Where: Hamilton Ecologic Education and Nature Center, 101 Joe Nuxhall Way, Hamilton (Next to Wake Nation in Joyce Park). Look for the pollinator mural.

Fossil Fun for Families
at Turnbridge Park in Liberty Twp
Saturday, May 1

10 am

Registration Form 

We will learn a little about stream life before heading to the creek.  As we will be entering the creek bed (weather and river conditions permitting), please be  prepared to get your feet wet. To protect toes, shoes must be worn at all times, please no flip flops.

Where: 5591 Hankins Rd, Liberty Township, Ohio 45044​

Questions: Email Lynn

Stream Ecology for Families

Dudley Woods, Hankins Rd in Liberty Twp

Saturday, June 19

12 noon

Registration Form 

We ask people to register to make sure we have enough materials for everyone

We will learn a little about fossils before heading to the creek bed to see what we can find.  As we will be entering the creek bed (weather and river conditions permitting), please be  prepared to get your feet wet. Closed toe shoes are recommended.

Where: 5889 Laurel Run Dr, Liberty Township, OH 45011

Questions: Email Lynn

Other Upcoming Programs 

These other programs will be dependent upon the most recent Covid guidelines, so registration will not open until May.

Service Projects for Families

Looking for a project where your family can work together, look no further.... We hold monthly volunteer events along with storm drain labeling that can be done almost anytime.

Please also look at Pyramid Hill's Summer Kids Series

Butler SWCD will be presenting there on June 23 and July 28. Please note there is an entrance fee to this location.

Poster Contest
“Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities"

Each year, Butler SWCD works with local young artists to create posters focusing on a conservation message.

Deadline: Friday, May 7 2021, by 4 pm.

Rules & Info: See our poster contest page for more information. 

Creeks Critters

If you look at a creek, it's much more than just a bunch of moving water. There are nooks and crannies under rocks, holes in tree root clumps, and sneaky hiding spots in vegetation. These different areas provide awesome habitat for a wide variety of critters. In this section we have provided information that you can use to head out to a creek and identify the creatures you find.


  • with information on what to find and what to take to the creek

Identification sheets

Animal Videos: 

Other Videos:

Check out what we found at different creek around the county​

Wonderful Wildlife





  • Fairfield County Park District (in central, Ohio) has created an amazing series of kids activity sheets on salamanders, fox, woodpeckers, fungus, and more. 

Scavenger Hunts

We've made a bunch of different scavenger hunts for different locations.

  • Looking Down- go for a hike and focus on the ground. 

  • Sky- see in the sky and the tree tops

  • Staying in Place- find a place to sit outdoors and see what you can see

  • Window - what can you see from your window

  • Creek - what kind of wildlife and wildlife habitat can you find at your local creek?

Rocks and Soil




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