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Mission Statement

The Environmental Youth Experience (E.Y.E.) is designed to help students of the 6-12 grades choose, plan, and implement a 5 month long environmental service learning project that will benefit their school and/or community. Mentors and organizers of the E.Y.E. ensure that students have access to the resources that they need to complete their project. The focus of projects for the 2008-2009 school year will be on energy and water conservation, as well as environmental stewardship.

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The E.Y.E is a unique service learning opportunity open to the middle and high school students of the Morongo Basin and Coachella Valley. This year we will begin with a fall conference November 15th, 2008 at the UC Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center. After the conference, students will begin planning and implementing a five month long service learning project that will culminate in a presentation and recognition at the spring conference in April 2009 at the Wildlands Conservancy's Whitewater Preserve.


The Desert E.Y.E is sponsored by the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) RIMS Region 10. Mentors and organizers include educators from the Wildlands Conservancy, Mission Springs Water District, San Jacinto and Santa Rosa National Monument, and the Center for Conservation Biology at UC Riverside.

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