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Green Umbrella to host inaugural Greater Cincinnati Regional Green Schoolyards Summit

Green Umbrella, Press Release

Green Umbrella is hosting the first Greater Cincinnati Regional Green Schoolyards Summit on Wednesday, June 5 at Aiken New Tech High School.

This Summit, hosted by Green Umbrella’s Green Schoolyards Action Network, will showcase collaboration among key partners in the movement to create accessible, equitable outdoor learning spaces for children at Cincinnati Public Schools. 

Highlights from the Summit will include:

• Keynote speakers from Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), the City of Cincinnati, and Green Umbrella

• A panel on school gardens moderated by the Civic Garden Center

• A student-lead tour of the Aiken school garden featuring animals, composting, and high-tunnel growing

• Lunch procured from local farms, hosted by CPS Student Dining Services

• Informative sessions on topics including workforce skills development, facilities improvements, collaboration opportunities, funding acquisition, and more.

”Green Umbrella is excited to showcase the remarkable strides Cincinnati Public Schools has made over the last few years in expanding access to outdoor learning and play, and farm to school food sourcing and education, through extensive collaboration,” says Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Green Umbrella Executive Director. “We hope that this event will inspire other schools across our region to commit to increasing equitable access to time outside for their students. Spending time in natural environments is a key ingredient to mental and physical health, success in school, and developing interest in green careers.” 

Registration is open now at, and space is limited. This is an inclusive event and scholarships are available by contacting the Green Schoolyards Manager, Cynthia Walters, at

Green Umbrella leads cross-sector collaboration to accelerate climate action across Greater Cincinnati.

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