2515590 - Friends of the Parks Earth Team - Science - North





NorthApprenticeshipFriends of the Parks Earth TeamThe Earth Team aims to empower teens through environmental education and action in their community. Through an innovative science program designed to serve teens with varying levels of scientific and environmental experiences, the Earth Team serves teens who lack local environmental programming and involvement in community parks. Over the past five years, Friends of the Parks has run Earth Team programs in a wide variety of neighborhoods across the city. The Earth Team program is designed to introduce Chicago's teens to the natural world by emphasizing outdoor environmental activities. Through hands-on science work and physical engagement with nature, teens become comfortable and confident in their ability to understand and enjoy their outdoor environment. Many of Chicago's teens have never been exposed to nature preserves, fishing, bird watching, and other enriching scientific endeavors. The Earth Team works to instill a love of the outdoors that we hope leads to a lifelong enjoyment of nature and the natural sciences. The final presentation showcases the teens' work and activities in their park with a multimedia project such as a film or photo exhibit.Spring 2016Not StartedScienceNatural ScienceEnvironmentalLean about nature and receive an award of $375!CommunityOrganizationColin Taylor [312-857-2757 ]Rebecca Mayton [773-415-2900]ramayton@comcast.net; taylorc@fotp.orgDunning Read Conservation AreaOther312-857-27574200NOAK PARKRoadchicagoil606344200 N. OAK PARK chicago il 606344200 N. OAK PARK chicago il 60634Friends of the ParksKim Klein[312-857-2757 ext 2]2515590