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2018 Environmental Justice Camp

This is what GIRL SCIENTISTS look like!

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Checkout this sweet article about our camp.

I really love my career. 💁🏾‍♀️ I will spend my weekend with these ladies at Environmental Justice Camp for Girls hosted by Tacoma Urban League + Citizens for a Healthy Bay. We designed this camp to allow these ladies to develop their own definition for environmental justice while:

▪️tidepooling at Thea’s Park

▪️learning about the dangers of micro plastics

▪️boat patrolling Commencement Bay

▪️cleaning up the beach at Jack Hyde Park

▪️writing a Letter to the Editor

▪️creating an art piece w/ beach cleanup debris

▪️and so much more

4 thoughts on “2018 Environmental Justice Camp

  1. I was really inspired by your work which I saw first through the Tacoma Community Foundation’s newsletter. I direct Salish Sea Expeditions and we run environmental science research expeditions on a 61′ sailboat on Puget Sound with youth from all over Western Washington. If you’d be interested in developing a program together to we would love this as we’ve run all-women voyages for young female scientists, led by an all female crew before with great success. I think we could build on the programming you’ve done really naturally and we’d love the opportunity to co-create something great for the kids. Additionally, for years we ran programs in your community but haven’t been down to Commencement Bay in several years, and we would love to return.If you’re interested in exploring this please reach out to either me or Stephanie, our Education Director and we’ll follow up as well. You are doing great work for the kids and for the Sound, thanks!

    1. Seth, hello! Thank you so much for your message. Yes! I would love to put something together for girls in our community. Will you please provide me with your email so I can follow up? Thank you so much.

  2. Hi T’wina! I’m so inspired by the work that you’ve done with this camp. I am applying for a Spark grant this next cycle to fund a four-part environmental science camp for LGBTQ+ middle schoolers from Oasis Youth Center. Many of the activities you did with your participants are similar to what I’m trying to do with mine. If you have any tips or any contacts that might be helpful for me, or would like to hear about the project, please reach out to me at emwilde94@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

    1. Hi there! Thank you for your message. My greatest advice is to plan a highly engaging camp! Do this by offering experiences many of the participants have never tried. If you can ask youth for input, please do.

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