This weekend, people around the world are celebrating Earth Day, an international day of recognition and outreach for environmental and climate education.
Educating youth about the environment and teaching how to become environmental stewards is more important now than ever. At FLIA, one of our program focus areas is Protecting the Environment. This means that many of our fellows help nonprofit partners build substantial youth programs around STEM and environmental stewardship. Let's take a moment to look back on a few blog posts that capture fellows' work towards youth environmental education.
Planting Seeds of Growth in Provo
by Macie Bayer
During the pilot cohort of fellows, Macie launched a garden club at her partner site where she integrated STEM lessons with hands-on experience really digging into the soil! Read more
A Night at the Zoo
by Kayla McClanahan
This blog post features a sleepover at the Oregon Zoo, where Boys & Girls Club youth who would not normally have the opportunity to visit with wildlife are able to spend the night and experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes evening around inhabitants of the zoo. Read more
A Summer in the Garden with Katelyn
by Katelyn Strobel
One year after Macie launched the garden club, Katelyn had the opportunity to further support the program by designing new STEM lessons and teaching youth how to tend to the garden and carry garden-responsibilites. Read more