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 in 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 the 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.
Stay tuned! Our 2020 event dates will be coming soon.