Teens Representing Environmental Excellency and Stewardship (TREES) plan first youth conference
Our oldest Lowell Leaders in Stewardship group, TREES, hosted the first-ever Lowell High School Youth Environmental Conference on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Curious about other high school environmental clubs, TREES decided to plan this conference so students from different communities can share their extra-curricular environmental experiences. They extended the invitation to schools throughout the Merrimack River Watershed in Massachusetts, including rural, suburban and urban locations that are all united by the same river.
All participating groups presented their projects in a poster session, as well as in short presentations. Attendees took part in a variety of workshops, including topics like urban outdoor spaces, environmental careers, and water quality testing–all planned and coordinated by TREES.
We’re so proud of all of their hard work. Stay tuned to see pictures from the conference!