What could be better than spending time along the shores of Lake Huron learning about diverse ecosystems and dynamics while taking action to conserve and restore these special places? How about spending a week this summer working with a team of youth gaining hands-on experience with dune restoration, invasive species removal, shoreline surveys, plant identification, beach clean-ups and so much more?
Are you high school age? (around 13 - 18 years old)
Do you like spending time outside?
Are you interested in learning more about the environment and Lake Huron?
Do you want to to make your community a better place? (and get some volunteer hours too?!)
PROJECTS You'LL LOVE WORKING ON
Plant native trees and dune plants
Reduce the spread of invasive species
Create habitat for wildlife
Protect our water quality
Learn how to collect water samples
Analyze water samples for plastic pollution
Learn to identify plants
Learn about Lake Huron wildlife
Complete a species inventory
Learn about scientific monitoring
Learn about Low Impact Development principles
Brainstorm ideas to make your community more "green"
Find out how individuals can take action to make a big impact
Find out what a career in the environmental field is like.
Learn new skills that will help build your resume and help in any future career.
Make new friends with similar interests.
Help the coastal environment and your community.
Earn volunteer hours for high school.
"I learned so much about a variety of things and that makes me want to continue learning."