Chicago Conservation Corps' Student Clubs


Students learning about composting with worms















C3 Student Clubs provide a great opportunity for students to:  

  • Make a measurable environmental impact on their school and surrounding community.
  • Understand how their actions relate to the bigger environmental picture.
  • Become knowledgeable, confident, and active environmental leaders.


C3 supports Clubs through:

  • Teacher training workshops.
    • Learn from conservation and natural resource experts to receive a holistic picture of Chicago’s environmental scene.
    • Network with other talented, enthusiastic teachers from throughout the city.
    • Earn professional development credits (CPDUs) and a small stipend for your efforts.
  • Detailed, adaptable project guides and activity suggestions.
    • All of C3’s activities are designed to be student-centered, age-appropriate, and hands-on.
    • To see examples of the types of projects and activities C3 Student Clubs participate in, visit our blog.
  • Grants and materials.
    • Materials to carry out all C3 projects are provided at our workshops.
    • Competitive grants are awarded to returning Clubs for year-long projects with a climate change focus.  Learn more about our Club Action Projects.
    • C3 sponsors field trip opportunities throughout the course of the year.
    • Additional resources are distributed as they become available.
  • C3 staff and Partner Organization support.
    • C3 staff work closely with Clubs to help them reach their goals.
    • C3’s 17 partner organizations offer a wide variety of events and programs that are advertised to Clubs.
  • Recognition of students at the annual “C3 Graduation.”

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