The CU Outreach Award Committee chose the outreach proposal, “CU Restoration Ecology Experimental Learning Program”, as their 2021 recipient. The effort was led by Tim Seastedt, Professor Emeritus of INSTAAR and EBIO, and included ENVS Professor Sharon Collinge and Geography Professor Katherine Lininger.
The project builds on three years of work, partnering the non-profit Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV). WRV uses service-learning and education programs to help local youth build relationships with nature. Over 70% of the youth engaged in the program come from "low-income, minority, or "atrisk" populations. As a result, underserved youth will have access to the many benefits of a connection to nature and will be able to explore potential careers in environmental sciences and see their own capacity to make a positive impact."
This proposal rose to a competitive stack of 40 other applications. Congratulations!
Go here CU Boulder Geography site for more information on the project activities from last year.
Go here for more on the CU Outreach Awards.