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Conservation Club.

Conservation Club is an opportunity for high school students to learn skill and career development from Metroparks Staff. Come trek into the wilds to learn current land management practices as well as participate in stewardship and restoration projects! Venture into the parks to learn how to build and maintain our public areas! Experience exciting outdoor recreational programs such as kayaking and tree climbing! 

Being a Conservation club member is an excellent way to earn service hours, gain valuable hands-on career experience, and build friendships with others. It is also an excellent way to explore potential careers in Natural Resources, Park Services, and Outdoor Recreation. 

Exciting Activities and Hands-on Experiences!

 Conservation Club members help with a variety of activities including habitat restoration, tree planting, invasive species removal, building boardwalks, working on small engines, and more, all the while learning proper field techniques from Metroparks Natural Resources and Park Services Staff. Club members will also have opportunities to learn outdoor skills activities such as camping, tree climbing, and kayaking! 

Commitment: Conservation Club will participate in 11 Conservation Club sessions beginning 2019 and ending in May 2020. Members are expected to attend at least 8 sessions to get the opportunity to go on the multi-day excursion offered at the end of the program.

Training: Metroparks provides on-site training for all Conservation Club members. 


All applications are due by August 18th. 

2019-2020 Conservation Club Sessions Schedule

Date (9:00am-Noon)


September 21, 2019

Meet. Greet. Kayak. 

October 12, 2019

Seeds of Power: The Importance of the Seed Nursery

November 2, 2019

Reaching Great Heights: Outdoor Recreation

November 16, 2019

Tools of the Trade: Fighting off Invasive Species

December 7, 2019

A Little Off the Top: Tree and Shrub Care

January 18, 2020

Ready, Set, GO! Keeping Your Small Engine Running.

February 29, 2020

Birds of a Feather: Toledo Area Research Forum

March 28, 2020

First Sign of Spring: Frogs and Salamanders

April 11, 2020

UNLESS: The Effects of Reforestation Tree Planting

May 2, 2020

Law & Order: Rangers of the Metropark

May 16, 2020

Good First Impressions: The Art of Interviewing

June 22-23, 2020

A Night in the Trees: The End of the Year Excursion

Job opportunity for Conservation Club Members

At the end of the Conservation Club year participants will have the opportunity to be selected for a paid seasonal position as a Stewardship Worker with Metroparks Toledo. This position’s goal is to apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the course of Conservation Club towards meaningful professional development. Details about the Stewardship Worker Position can be found HERE