Calling for PEEPS! (Plantations Environmental Education Program for Sustainability)

Accepting online applications until March 1, 2013...

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PEEPS (Plantations Environmental Education Program for Sustainability) The application window for PEEPS (Plantations Environmental Education Program for Sustainability) is now open and we will be accepting online applications until March 1, 2013. (http://www.cornellplantations.org/learning/teen.education/peeps/online.application ).

PEEPS, an outdoor, hands-on apprenticeship for teens focuses on environmental appreciation and education where students learn how to become environmental ambassadors. The program runs outside of the school schedule during the spring, summer, and fall. Students receive a monetary reward at completion in the fall and are encouraged to return each year to build new skills that come with each tier. Students currently in 8th-10th grade are eligible to apply.

Teens in the program create a “Sustainable Backyard” garden at Plantations and participate in weekly interpretive hikes and field trips, community projects, mentoring and leadership opportunities, and discussions around environmental topics. High School students come in regular contact with Cornell students, faculty, and staff and are exposed to many of Cornell resources for an extraordinary experience.

With the acceptance of only a handful of students, it is important to submit applications by the deadline of March 1, 2013. Donna Levy Cornell Plantations Environmental Education Outreach Coordinator (607) 254-7259

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