Kids for Conservation is a nonprofit organization that connects youth of all ages with conservation.

We provide fun, engaging, and powerful opportunities for children of all ages to learn about and participate in conserving our community’s resources while reducing waste and making a positive difference for our environment. We focus much of our work on reaching low income, underserved communities, where environmental degradation is greater and where experiences with the outdoors are fewer. Focusing in the Twin Cities metro area, Kids for Conservation works directly with youth, schools, and out of school programs to make a difference for the environment, the community, and the children.

Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2012, Kids for Conservation works in Minneapolis and Saint Paul as well as the surrounding suburbs to provide education and outreach as well as service-learning opportunities for youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Learn more about where we work.

The kids we work with inspire us every day in the ways that they think about each other and the world. Kids for Conservation equips youth with the knowledge, experience and skills to address the challenges facing our local, regional and global communities in the years ahead. As we face greater environmental challenges in the years ahead, Kids for Conservation seeks to inspire youth to conserve our natural resources. Learn how you can make a difference.


Kids for Conservation equips youth with the knowledge, experience and skills to address the challenges facing our local, regional and global communities in the years ahead.

What We've Achieved

  • We have served more than 200 children through multi-week conservation workshops in 2016.
  • More than 50 kids helped identify and address community issues related to environment through K4C service learning projects this year.
  • More than 100 children have learned about conservation and environment through K4C's community outreach at local events.
  • K4C has built partnerships with 4 out of school (OST) programs across the Twin Cities to provide ongoing programs for kids in our community. .