College students invited to join Raleigh Neighborhood Green Body :: WRAL.com
Raleigh, North Carolina – Raleigh is looking for sixth to eighth graders to join its Neighborhood Ecology Corps fall cohort.
Depending on the city, the Neighborhood ecology body is a free after-school program focused on exploring nature and community to educate environmentally aware citizens. Students participate in weekly meetings through a combination of video conferencing and socially distant gatherings at Walnut Creek Wetland Park.
It all starts with a week-long summer immersion camp, which takes place in person from August 9 to August 13. During the camp, they will take part in nature games and interactive team building activities.
Beginning in the second week of September, they will meet weekly from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Students receive a stipend of $ 200 upon completion of the first year and may participate in subsequent years at college.
Activities include outdoor excursions, such as trips to local and state parks, museums, and reservations; journaling as they reflect on their experiences in nature; environmental stewardship; and opportunities to learn more about education and career opportunities. (An open house with more information about the program was held over the weekend, but there was no obligation to attend.)
Interested? Contact Dymond Generette, the program coordinator, at [email protected]