The Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) engages partners throughout Lake County, breaking down barriers to nature and providing resources and immersive nature experiences to inspire and activate conservation communities where people live, work and play. 

Studies show time spent in the natural world has proven positive impact on mental and physical well-being.
Our participants experience: 

  • Placed based learning   
  • Community  
  • High engagement  
  • Social and emotional learning 
  • Well-being 

This program targets lifelong learners of all ages throughout Lake County across experience, age, ability, race, gender, religion and identity. 


  • Stewardship projects 
  • Field trips 
  • Day and extended-length experiential programs 
  • Boat building workshops 
  • Curriculum development 

Questions? Please contact Julia Lunn at or 847.234.3880 x25.

Read about our 2023 Yellowstone National Park trip here

Engage | Inspire | Activate