Do you want to share your story with young people? Do you want to help introduce today’s youth to careers in the environmental and scientific fields and inspire them to direct their studies towards these career paths? If yes, then Great River Greening is looking for YOU!

Field Learning for Teens (FLT) is Great River Greening’s youth engagement program designed to introduce high school aged youth (particularly youth of color) to the importance of caring for our shared natural environment – now, and as future professionals. With a unique focus on career exploration, Great River Greening connects teens with mentors (EnvironMentors!) to discover opportunities in the environmental field.

EnvironMentors spend 30-45 minutes talking in the field with small groups of students to:

  • Help them learn about career opportunities
  • Learn the importance of preserving healthy natural spaces
  • Engage in conversations, express an interest in them and their lives, and motivate and encourage the teens
  • Present information in an informal setting in an engaging manner to help get the teens excited about opportunities in their future

When and Where:

  • Thursday, April 20 from 1:10-2:00pm at the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge (National Wildlife Refuge) in Bloomington with students from Minneapolis South High School
  • Monday, April 24 from 2:00-2:50pm at Fish Creek Open Space in Maplewood with students from Twin Cities Academy
  • Wednesday, May 17 from 1:10-2:00pm at the Minnehaha Greenway (near Methodist Hospital) in St. Louis Park with students from Wellstone International High School
  • Friday, May 19 from 5:30-6:00pm at Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul with students from the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (part of the Science Museum of MN)

These time ranges reflect only the time to meet with the students in small group conversations. EnvironMentors are welcome to stay for the full event if desired. Lunch is available as well!

Simply send me a message and let me know! If you are interested, but unable to attend the events listed above, let me know as well so that I may contact you as future events are scheduled. An e-mail with more details about the event (as well as tips for talking to high school youth about careers) will be sent out a week before the event.

Please feel free to forward this to your colleagues or others you feel may be interested.

Thank you for considering this opportunity!

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Katie Brom
Volunteer and Outreach Manager :: Great River Greening
Direct: (651) 272-3989 | Main: (651) 665-9500 |