Field Learning for Teens (FLT) events are geared toward getting teenage students outside to get their hands dirty, learn about the importance of natural spaces, and discover the ways that they can make a positive difference on the environment now and in a future career. As a part of our educational goals, we seek green job professionals to join our FLT events and lead small group discussions with FLT youth. Most of the students who participate in this program are youth of color, so we specifically strive to include EnvironMentors of color. Share your story, your professional and academic experiences, and challenges/opportunities you’ve faced throughout your career.
EnvironMentors typically spend 30 minutes talking in the field with small groups of students to:
- Help them learn about green/environmental field career opportunities
- Learn the importance of preserving healthy natural spaces
- Engage the students in conversations, express an interest in them and their lives, and motivate and encourage them to pursue environmental careers
- Present information in an informal setting in an engaging manner to help get the teens excited about opportunities in their future
Note: The time ranges below reflect both the entire event timeline and EnvironMentor timeline. EnvironMentors are welcome to stay for the full event if desired. Lunch is also available at each event, typically just prior to the EnvironMentor sessions. Please let us know in the comment of your registration if you would like to stay for more of the event.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College TRIO UB
Springbrook Nature Center, Fridley
Saturday, April 6
Students on site from 10:00am to 3:00pm (EnvironMentors needed from 12:50pm to 1:40pm)
Activities: buckthorn removal and GIS/GPS activities
Number of EnvironMentors needed: 10 (of 10)
Food Provided? Yes, just prior to EnvironMentor arrival (e-mail Katie if you plan to eat with us)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s TRIO Upward Bound program offers area high school students opportunities to develop motivation and skills necessary to complete high school and enroll in post-secondary education following high school graduation. Great River Greening will be working with a group of 70 high school students in this program to introduce them to natural spaces near them, the environmental issues these spaces are facing, and pique their interests in career opportunities in the environmental field. During this event we will be: removing buckthorn and geocaching to learn more about woodland ecology. Our take aways for the day: the importance of healthy woodland habitat in an urban environment.
Stay tuned for more FLT events to be announced for our 2019 spring season of events.