Make your special year-end gift by December 31st.

Give Now

Growing Up Wild In Michigan

Inspired by a recent survey, we interviewed Nature Conservancy staff across Michigan who are also parents to get a local perspective on the topic of kids and nature. Physical exercise, mental stimulation, and family quality time were just some of the benefits mentioned when we asked "How does spending time outdoors impact your children?"

Click on each of the profiles below to find out more about how our staff are not only protecting nature, but also nurturing the next generation of conservationists.

For fun, family-friendly activities designed to connect your children with nature, visit

Donate to The Nature Conservancy

When you donate today, you’ll help The Nature Conservancy protect the most vital habitats on Earth.

Echo Lake for CTA 240x160

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

More Ratings