Volunteer for Stewards of the Earth – sustainability education

“Stewards of the Earth” is a grant funded after school program for middle school students in Middletown focusing on environment and sustainability.  These are the goals of the program:

  • Engage students in project-based experiential learning opportunities 
  • Develop student awareness and understanding of sustainability issues including water quality, soil quality, food consumption, ecosystems, human impact on the earth, and other areas of science that impact water quality and sustainability 
  • Infuse STEM knowledge components into learning 
  • Empower students as environmental leaders and advocates in their school and community

College student involvement would provide valuable mentoring and role-modeling to help these young students recognize broad options for their future.

Volunteers will be involved in 60-90 minute activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 3-5 pm, from October to May. They are also hoping to get involved in community and/or school-based gardening, which would extend into the 2019 growing season.

If you are interested, please contact:

Patricia Jepson, Ph.D. at jepsonp@mpsct.org

Program Director, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)

Keigwin and Woodrow Wilson Middle Schools