Students Taking Action for Tomorrow's Environment

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Avalon Park and Preserve

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Open to students in grades 8-12, S.T.A.T.E. provides an opportunity for volunteers to develop self-confidence while socializing with like-minded peers and supporting their community. The program aims to supplement young adults' education with hands-on outdoor practices, teaching teens how to grow their own produce, use simple tools for small construction projects, and responsibly interact with the environment. Some of the major projects that students participate in are: maintenance of our grow-to-give produce garden Arcadia, wildlife tagging and tracking projects, invasive species pulls, building of various nest boxes and houses for our local birds, and environmental restoration projects.

This program is exceptionally accessible to students, involving no costs, and offering various levels of commitment. Students are responsible to coordinate their own transportation to and from the volunteer event sites. With the understanding that many students have various commitments throughout the year, S. T. A. T. E. volunteers can adopt their own levels of participation, signing up for the events that interest them and work with their individual schedules.

Students can apply online at http://state.avalonparkandpreserve.org/ . For more information, please visit the website, or contact coordinator Kayla Kraker at kayla@avalonparkandpreserve.org or 631-786-2605.

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About Avalon Park and Preserve

Location:

200 Harbor Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790, US

Mission Statement

S.T.A.T.E.--Students Taking Action for Tomorrow's Environment-- offers the local youth an opportunity to connect with organizations within the environmental community. This youth volunteer corps aims to empower and educate students by coordinating volunteer events with environmentally minded non-profit organizations, providing a workforce for both short- and long-term projects, ultimately establishing relationships between young individuals and conscious members of their community. S.T.A.T.E. will run year-round, perpetually introducing and reinforcing the importance of life-long environmental stewardship into youthful minds.

Description

Open to students ages 13-18, S.T.A.T.E. provides an opportunity for volunteers to develop self-confidence while socializing with like-minded peers and supporting their community. The program aims to supplement young adults' education with hands-on outdoor practices, teaching teens how to grow their own produce, use simple tools for small construction projects, and responsibly interact with the environment. Our projects have ranged from planting and harvesting organic gardens, building bluebird houses, trail maintenance, pulling invasives, eelgrass restoration, horseshoe crab and terrapin tagging and participating in many festivals.

This program is exceptionally accessible to students, involving no costs, and offering various levels of commitment. Students are responsible to coordinate their own transportation to and from the volunteer event sites. With the understanding that many students have various commitments throughout the year, S.T.A.T.E. volunteers can adopt their own levels of participation, signing up for the events that interest them and work with their individual schedules.

Students can apply online at http://state.avalonparkandpreserve.org; volunteer events run year-round. For more information, please visit the website, or contact Program Coordinator Kayla Kraker at state@avalonparkandpreserve.org or
631-786-2605.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

200 Harbor RoadStony Brook, NY 11790

(40.91076,-73.15067)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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