This summer, Lead & Learn Nature Camp for Urban Kids got over 300 kids outdoors – kids from Neighborhood House, Guadalupe School, United Community Center, Kosciuszko Center, and other community centers. Led by Lead Environmental Educator Christina Hill and four talented interns, kids explored the process of pollination, the role of pollinators in our food supply, and how human actions affect the well-being of these essential players. Students observed, tracked, measured, and monitoried, with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. These scientific investigations were be paired with arts and cultural activities exploring how the human experience is shaped by its relationships with pollinators.
Thanks to the Helen Bader Foundation, Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, and our many generous donors for supporting the next generation of environmental stewards.
- See last year’s story
- For more on how NH kids are connecting with nature – and a glimpse of NH intern Christina Hill in action – see this 2013 US Forest Service Urban Connections video.
- Outdoor Environmental Education Coordinator Christina Hill and Jean Claassen from US Forest service talk about their role in helping kids in the city appreciate the forests of Wisconsin and beyond with Joy Cardin on Wisconsin Public Radio.