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Stewardship Through Leadership: Backyard Adventures! -After-school environmental education programs for youth of the city of Lowell. 'Where Earth Day is everyday!'
Goal of the program (STL): To expose urban youth to the outdoor classroom where they will build upon their in-school science & technology and math curricula, become engaged in constructive environmental stewardship in their community, and build self-esteem through team and leadership opportunities.
Where we explore and make a difference: The City of Lowell is our outdoor classroom where our field studies are carried out. Lowell is home to a multitude of natural resources, ecosytems and geological features, which are the sites and subjects of our studies and action-based environmental stewardship projects.
|Freshman Academy 2013 Programming - Photo Gallery|
At all programs, we have made strong connections to the important habitats in right here in Lowell. Although this is just a snapshot of what we have done, we continue to reach our goal of building on their in school curricula while connecting to the world around them through meaningful observations, projects, and field trips.
Outdoor Classrooms Include-
STL Program Handbook
Please take a look at the program handbook (PDF) to find out more about our studies of Lowell's natural side and environmental history.
Our STL Programming Partner
Stewardshp Through Leadership: Backyard Adventures! (STL) is carried out in partnership with Mass Audubon Society - Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, Massachusetts (Concord River watershed).
Stewardship Through Leadership: Backyard Adventures! (STL) is implemented at several sites in Lowell, Massachusetts throughout the school year and summer.
Sites (current and past) include:
|The Greater Lowell Community Foundation - Water Resources Grant Initiative.|
"This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council's YouthReach Initiative."
Women Working Wonders: It is with great appreciation that we thank the Women Working Wonders Fund, who selects one organization each year to receive $5,000. The Trust received this award Spring 2007 for our work with Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell. See then Women Working Wonders Fund on the Greater Lowell Community Foundation Web Site.
We also thank the following for their generous support of STL: