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Back to Nature


The Back to Nature online auction is now open! 

Original nature-inspired art, one-of-a-kind experiences, and unique treasures—there is something for everyone! All proceeds go directly toward supporting our mission of Inspiring Conservation.

The auction closes at 9 pm Friday, October 6. 

Click here to place your bids! 


Tickets are still available for Back to Nature, our signature fundraising event. See below for details! 


Click here to register – Friday, October 6, 6–10 pm

Please join us for a feathered affair at Krippendorf Lodge for our signature fundraising event, Back to Nature. Proceeds support Cincinnati Nature Center, which connects thousands of people to the wonders of nature.

Enjoy a festive evening under the stars, nestled in the spectacular beauty of Rowe Woods. Over 300 guests are expected along with 27,000 pre-event online auction participants.

The evening includes:

  • Nature-inspired art and silent auction
  • Gourmet dinner stations
  • Dessert & coffee bar
  • Activity stations
  • Open bar
  • Live music

Requested attire is nature-inspired, semi-formal.


VIP Nature Pre-Party

Friday, October 6, 5:30-6:30 pm

A VIP event ticket includes valet parking, swag bag, VIP cocktail, hor d'oeuvres, and a meet-and-greet with our newest animal ambassadors! All Corporate Table Sponsors, Table Hosts, and Friend ticket levels will include 2 VIP tickets. Click the registration link above to purchase tickets.

This VIP Nature Pre-Party is generously sponsored by RWA Architects.


If you are unable to attend the event but would like to donate, click here.

For event sponsorship information or to learn more about donating to the auction, contact Pamela Tierney at or call 513-965-3354. 


Presenting Sponsors

Knowlton logo and the Oliver Family Foundation logo

Supporting Sponsors

Bahl&Gaynor, Stella M. Burger Charitable Trust, Robert Gould Foundation, Kibler Lumber, and TruCraft logos.

VIP Nature Pre-Party Sponsors

Corporate Table Sponsors

Bricker Graydon Fort Washington Financial Advisors KETMOY Printing
Central Coast Dive Center, Inc. Foundation Risk Partners PNC
Cintas HORAN Taft
Great American Insurance Group Graham & Sharon Mitchell  

2023 Back to Nature Co-Chairs

Cindy Carducci and Tammie Lyon