The Desert EYE – Environmental Youth Experience 2016 got off to a great start with its Kickoff Conference at The Living Desert on Friday, Jan. 29th, 2016. The conference was attended by 30 students and their teachers, representing schools from throughout the CREEC Region 10 -RIMS area. CREEC, the California Regional Environmental Education Community, is the organization that hosts this awesome program that combines service learning with environmental education. The Desert EYE for Leaders program is the brainchild of CREEC’s Region 10 Coordinator, Jen Futterman, who along with various community partners planned and organized the first EYE for Leaders conference in 2007!
In 2016 the Desert EYE for Leaders program is still going strong and introducing environmental studies with a service learning component to students throughout CREEC’s Region 10, which includes Riverside, Inyo, Mojave, and San Bernardino counties.
The focus of this year’s Desert EYE program is Water and California’s Drought, and the activities were all centered around learning about water sources, supply and use. The student projects this year will also be focused on water, and we expect to see some great water efficient demonstration gardens replacing thirsty grass at some of these students’ campuses.
Thank you to all the students and teachers who attended this year’s conference – we look forward to seeing and hearing about your projects!
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