Interview with David Castro, Past EYE Program Participant

Hello Environmental Stewards and Service Learners! Today’s post features an interview with David Castro, a former student at La Quinta High School and participant in the CREEC Desert EYE for Leaders Environmental Youth Experience program.  After graduating high school, David went on to further his environmental sciences studies in college, in part inspired by his experiences in the Desert EYE for Leaders program.

This short video (less than 10 minutes) interview provides some insight into the program from the point of view of a past student who participated in it. He shares his experiences from the program and talks a bit about all the different career paths that one can choose in the environmental sciences.

Thank you David, for a great interview and for sharing your experiences with us!


Students and teachers in the CREEC Region 10 RIMS areas (Riverside, Inyo, Mojave and San Bernardino counties) who are interested in participating the the Desert EYE for Leaders Environmental Youth Experience, please contact your Region 10 Coordinator, Jen Futterman or visit the CREEC region 10 web page for more contact info.

Please note the CREEC web site is temporarily down over the summer for redesign, but will be back soon! When it returns, you’ll find the CREEC events calendar to be a great resource for finding educational events both for students and for teachers earning their continuing education credits!



Desert EYE for Leaders Mission Statement

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The Desert Environmental Youth Experience (EYE) for Leaders program is presented by the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC Network) and built on interactions and partnerships with teachers and community collaborators.

Desert EYE for Leaders Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire, encourage and prepare the diverse youth of southern California communities for a life of environmental responsibility, civic participation, service and leadership by increasing awareness and knowledge of basic ecological principles and by fostering leadership skills. We assist our student groups with the resources they need to design, plan, and implement an environmentally based service-learning project.

Check out this short video that highlights the Desert EYE for Leaders program


Contact Information

Jennifer Eve Futterman,
CREEC Network Region 10 Coordinator

Email Jen at jfutterman at

Call Jen at (760) 808-2288