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Explore, an environmental education program for kids

 


Explore a field-based environmental education program for local youth ages 10-16 will take place Emerald View Park.

Five two-hour sessions will take participants through the interactions between the history of the neighborhood, the park’s ecology and today’s local environmental issues.

The sessions will take place from 4-6 p.m. in Emerald View Park on Wednesdays, September 23, October 7 and 28, November 18 and December 9.

Hands on activities will focus on stewardship, exploration and outdoor recreation; participants will learn environmental restoration skills such as planting techniques and invasive plant removal and learn how they can have a positive impact on the environment.

Participants will learn about forest ecology in the park, watershed ecology in the city and the effects of human interaction with the environment. They will gain environmental restoration skills such as planting native plants and invasive plant removal.

The program allows kids in the program to develop scientific skills within the STEM fields by collecting water samples at the AMD sites in the park and Sawmill Run and learning the importance of citizen science. They will learn how to successfully make nature observations and how animals use science to adapt to their natural habitat.

To sign up, contact Judith at Judith@mwcdc.org or 412-481-3220 x204 for registration forms and more information about the program.

 

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