Conservation Kids connects the next generation of young adults with the environment through the use of photography.
Here is how we do it:
Groups of kids with an interest in photography and conservation with an adult organizer choose one of two options:
Option 1: Chose a conservation focused nonprofit that the group would like to support
Option 2: Create a conservation project that the group would like to perform
Submit the name of the conservation focused nonprofit or your conservation project idea to us.
When approved, we organize a field day of education and photography with the group (approximately 6 hours).
We provide professional camera equipment and a classroom workshop for the kids to learn about conservation photography and how to use professional camera equipment.
The rest of the field day is spent photographing the environment at a chosen location.
Images from the day are post-processed by our team and posted on our website for sale for 30 days.
Proceeds from the sale of the images go to the group's chosen non-profit or to fund the group's conservation project.
If Option 2 above is chosen, a second field day is scheduled to perform the actual conservation project.
Submit a general inquiry by clicking the box below. Here are a few general requirements:
All groups must have an adult leader
Group size must be between 7 and 16 kids plus the adult leader
Open to kids 13 to 18 years of age
Kids should have at least a general interest in photography
Conservation Kids has partnered with several conservation focused nonprofits. If your group needs a conservation project idea or wants to work with one of our partners, visit our Conservation Project Partners page to learn more.
Conservation Kids is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute.
Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides fiscal sponsorship, resources, training, technical assistance, and peer relationships to environmental activists looking for an organizational home and institutional leverage for their work.