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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58oZ671ezFk&feature=youtu.be 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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=5tnohYMBfBA 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 →

Presentation Season!

The Youth Leaders had fun this week continuing to facilitate the presentations that they've been creating and practicing over past few weeks. Check them out below: Alex and Dennis: Tree Physiology https://youtu.be/Zs6JBFB_YPA Amy and Anna: Twigs and Branches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r2twlKWdj8&feature=youtu.be Korey, Medjine and Kevin: Flower Anatomy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-YYs7sgfvc&feature=youtu.be We also had two fantastic guest speakers - Margaret... Continue Reading →

Leadership is Serious Work

...but we try to keep it light whenever possible! Youth Leaders practiced their communication and teamwork skills in a friendly game of Cup Stack. With only a modified rubber band tool to assist them, they had to work together to create a cup pyramid. The game's variations required them to complete the task without touching the... Continue Reading →

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