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digital resources

The Environmental Education Program of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful has been a community resource for over 20 years. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus shifted towards providing hands-on opportunities for students to learn about the natural environment in their own community. This website is a resource for teachers and student groups and contains a variety of educational activities including virtual presentations, urban forestry resources, and activities to go along with some of KCB's feature sites. Want to know what happens at a landfill? Watch our virtual field trip to Rumpke! Curious about the Urban Heat Island Effect? Try our Heat Island Scavenger Hunt! Interested in planting trees? Check out our Happy Trees Planting Guide


Interested in hosting an event with your school or organization? Click here to learn about our current program offerings! For any questions, comments, or concerns contact the Applied Learning Coordinator here.



When we talk about greenspaces, we mean the outdoor public spaces that make nature more accessible for people living in the city. From parks to restored abandoned lots, we envision greenspaces that are vibrant ecosystems where all beings can thrive.


Keep Cincinnati Beautiful nurtures communities by transforming underused public spaces into socially, culturally, and environmentally responsible places.

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This might be a word you’ve not heard much, but it happens all around you every day. Placemaking is the process of shaping public space with the ideas and assets of the people who use it. Anyone can be a place maker, and you can use your own interests and talents (like art, gardening, and sports) to help shaped the public spaces in your neighborhood.


Placemaking is a huge part of our work at Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, and it allows each of our program areas to work together to help residents like you plan and create vibrant and healthy public spaces.

Public Art

Public art

From murals to traffic boxes, public art is art in public spaces meant for all to enjoy. It’s a type of placemaking that centers the needs of people and communities in designing shared public spaces. It can also improve neighborhood safety and well-being!

When Keep Cincinnati Beautiful plans a public art project, we gather ideas from neighbors, community leaders, as well as other artists. It takes more time than you might think to design and paint a mural, and we couldn’t do it without the help of lots of volunteers.

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The United Nations (UN) defines sustainability simply as “meeting the

needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need.” Environmental sustainability considers our impact on our ecosystems and encourages us to care  for our natural environment. From composting to invasive species removal, there are many ways to be a sustainable steward of our shared environment!

We challenge our neighbors to consider how they might be less wasteful in their daily lives and hope to lead the way in ensuring less waste is produced in the first place.

partner Resources

Can't find what you're looking for? 

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful has many amazing partners that offer unique resources and opportunities for learning. 

the civic garden center

Check out their Green Learning Station page to learn more about composting & other STEM activities. 

hamilton county r3source

Want to learn about waste reduction through classroom visits, field trips, and assemblies? Hamilton County R3SOURCE has (you guessed it!) plenty of resources for you. They can also help make you improve waste reduction at your school!

CIncinnati Parks

Did you know our very own Cincinnati Parks have a section of the division of natural resources dedicated to education? The Explore Nature program has a team of certified nature interpreters who educate people of all ages, encouraging enthusiasm for the natural and historical resources in Cincinnati Parks.

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