Fully funded after-school program!
Conservation Crew is a youth-led extracurricular program that engages middle school students in learning and leadership around conservation opportunities in their schools. Each Crew is led by a teacher or staff person, made up of 5-25 students, and given assistance by Conservation Minnesota. Teachers receive a $3000 stipend, and a $500 grant to fund the project.
Conservation Crew gives students the opportunity to explore what conservation means. Students meet bi-weekly, select, and organize a project and share their work with their school and surrounding communities. Schools then participate in the end of the year celebration, where they present their project to a panel of judges and the other Crews, much like a science fair.
Some examples of Conservation Crew projects include:
- Plant trees, a pollinator garden, or a rain garden
- Conduct an energy audit and promote energy reduction solutions
- Implement lunchroom composting
- Create educational materials or art projects on environmental issues
- Switch to refillable water bottles and fill stations in schools
- Clean up or improve a local park, creek, or river
- Conduct water testing at local waterways
To learn more about the program,visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.