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A Community Forum on Austin Teens and the Environment

By July 1, 2014 No Comments

talking to the camera @ Montopolis Coming July 29th:
Will Austin’s kids save the planet?
Here at Austin Youth River Watch, that’s an important question, because if our community’s teens don’t grow up to care about the environment, who will? And it’s not just about River Watch’s programs, it’s about how we — the Austin community — can work together to figure this out. On July 29th, we invite you to explore the following questions with us:

  • What support do our community’s teenagers need, in order to become life-long environmental stewards?
  • What makes a program for teenagers meaningful?
  • What kinds of environmental programs can create a long-term difference in the lives of teenagers?
  • What are the obstacles that our young people face?
 

A Community Forum on Austin Teens and the Environment

Free and open to the public! Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Refreshments at 6:30 pm, panel discussion at 7 pm.)

at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Click here to RSVP by sending an email to Stefini Sherwood (stefini@ayrw.org).

Panelists:
Ashley McGinnis and Jonathan Wilson are 2014 graduates of Austin’s Crockett High School, and both were committed River Watchers during their time at Crockett. Ashley and Jonathan served on River Watch’s “Media Team,” a small group of students who were trained to speak with the media about the drought and other issues impacting our region’s streams and rivers.
Jennifer Bristol has a background in environmental education and is the Coordinator for Texas Children in Nature, a statewide effort to connect children to the outdoors.
Tim Eubanks is a Program Coordinator with the City of Austin’s Family Health Unit. He is one of Austin’s leading experts on empowering teens through meaningful engagement.
Tamara Sevier is a science teacher at Mendez Middle School, working closely with low-income and otherwise “at-risk” students on a daily basis. Tamara is also a former River Watcher.
Moderator:
Marc LeFebre works with teachers and students across the country, implementing the “Project Wild” program for the Council for Environmental Education. Marc is also a member of the Board of Directors of Austin Youth River Watch.
Download a flyer here: 2014 Community Forum Flyer

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