Lions, Tigers, and Bears (And ZooTeens)!

The Green Team has been busy, busy, busy since we last caught up with them. One of their adventures consisted of a trip to the Franklin Park Zoo, where they spent the day learning from the ZooTeens. The ZooTeens help out the staff of Franklin Park Zoo in a similar way that the Green Team... Continue Reading →


The Work Begins

The Green Team is off to a busy start!  Our teens have made huge strides in honing their conservation skills this week.  They have been hard at work ridding the parks of pesky invasive species and learning all about the impact they can have on the native ecosystems. Our Green Team members have also undergone... Continue Reading →

Climb on!

As the Youth Leaders enter their final week of the program, what better way to celebrate than to go rock climbing! We had an awesome trip out to Hammond Pond in Newton for the climb. It was everyone's first time climbing outdoors, which made the whole experience exciting and memorable! Special thanks to... Continue Reading →

I love you, but I just can’t smile.

The Youth Leaders have had some major accomplishments over the past few weeks. They did an excellent job teaching our 3rd grade friends from Boys & Girls Club at the Hennigan School all about planting beans. We also learned about writing a resume and prepared for next week at with the youngsters. The leaders... Continue Reading →

Laughing & Learning

The Youth Leaders did an awesome job this week teaching third graders about seed germination. This was the first session of our pilot program where the youth leaders teach nature-based lessons to students in the Boys & Girls Club of Boston. For the rest of the program, the Youth Leaders will meet with the group... Continue Reading →

Youth Leaders take to the Whites!

This week the Youth Leaders trekked to New Hampshire for an overnight trip at Appalachian Mountain Club's Shapleigh Bunkhouse in Crawford Notch. It was a fun-filled overnight trip with hiking, cross country skiing, tubing, and a whole lot of bonding! Special thanks to AMC's Youth Opportunities Program for providing gear, assisting with planning, and... Continue Reading →

Making Forestry ~FUN~

We've had a fantastic round of guest speakers over the past two weeks! We were fortunate to have Urban Connections City Coordinator, Jessie Scott, from the U.S. Forest Service speak to the group about the fantastic work done by the Forest Service and the vast number of jobs associated with the agency - who knew!?... Continue Reading →

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