Student-led Environmental Stewardship Initiative

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Exciting New Program Gives Students Opportunity and Resources to Help Our Local Environment

Insights is excited to be partnering with two local high schools and environmental organizations on a two-year mission to build a strong environmentally conscious future for the border region by providing young community members with skills and experiences to promote a new generation of conservational awareness, thanks to $100,000 in grant funding from the EPA.

Over the next year and a half, supported by the environmental organizations, Environmental Stewardship Clubs at each high school will receive $10,000 to accomplish a hands-on student-led restoration project that solves a community environmental issue. This leadership program will also give students and teachers funding and opportunities for building networking relationships and incorporating several field trips into their curriculum, while their classroom education is enhanced with monthly workshops by environmental professionals.

We are proud to empower students with ecological compassion to make a difference for the planet we all call home.

Fostering Young Environmental Stewards…


Friends of the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park and Frontera Land Alliance kick off our program by introducing environmental stewardship to students at Horizon High School (left) and Cathedral High School (right).

In this workshop, John Sproul [Friends of the Rio Bosque] gave an inspiring talk on being a true steward of the environment while Maryflor Garcia [Frontera Land Alliance] engaged the students in a group carbon-footprint calculating activity.



(Left) Cathedral High School students excitedly learn about how to measure birds in an area and what they mean to an ecosystem and researchers. They also practice their skills identifying local and migratory bird species using a field guide in the this workshop hosted by our friends, Kevin Floyd [Transpecos Audubon Society], John Sproul [Friends of the Rio Bosque], and Maryflor Garcia [Frontera Land Alliance]. The students might even find themselves birding on their own this weekend!











Want more information? Contact Program Coordinator: Gabriela Franco,

Insights Executive Director: Meghan Curry,



This publication was developed under Assistance Agreement No. NE96878101-0 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of Insights and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication.

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