Join the Clermont County Parks division for the free Green Teens Challenge this year! Local homeschoolers can complete in projects on nature and habitat-friendly practices as part of a challenge by the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. Each month, there will be new challenges including Tree Field Guide, Solar Oven, Seed Collecting and Storing, Upcycling, Rainwater Harvest and more.
It includes eight months’ worth of themed monthly challenges that align to Greater Cincinnati’s local seasonality. Winners of each challenge are awarded prizes from Civic Center sponsors, and the group who earns the most points by the end of the school year is awarded $1,000 to further their environmental education programs. The Clermont County Park District will also offer naturalist-led opportunities for Green Teens participants based on their interests. Check out the monthly challenge booklet here.
Challenges run September through April with a celebration banquet in May. The Clermont Green Teens will meet at Clingman Park in Owensville on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Homeschool teens can joins the Clermont Green Teens facilitated by the Clermont County Park District or groups of teens (co-ops, etc.) can sign as their own group. Homeschool groups should plan to attend the 1st Wednesday meet-up and work on challenges on their own for the rest of the month. You are welcome to start at any point along the challenge.
Who can attend?
Open to homeschoolers ages 13 and up. Teens may attend on their own but parents and younger siblings are welcome to stay as well.
Email [email protected] with questions.
About Clermont County Parks
For over 50 years, Clermont County Parks have been contributing to the quality of life for residents, visitors and the wildlife that call us home. Formed in 1970 as a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, the parks were established when the former Rotary Club Park in Batavia became what is now known as Sycamore Park.
Clermont Parks now manages over 1,000 acres of land and growing! This includes five community parks, four nature preserves and the Williamsburg to Batavia Bike Trail. The parks are governed by a three-member volunteer board of commissioners, who serve three-year terms without pay, and are appointed by the probate judge.