Meet Our Green Teens! Amelia, Evanna, Joe, Laura, Lydia, Melissa, Olivia, Steven, Victoria


Amelia B.

High School: Malverne Senior High School
Hometown: West Hempstead
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
I have always been interested in the environment but when I heard we would be helping kids learn more about the environment I knew I wanted to help.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
My earliest memory would have to be learning how to plant in first grade.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to teach kids about the environment and spread the word about nature.


Evanna I.

High School: Central High School
Hometown: Valley Stream
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
Iím interested in psychology and sociology and Iím trying to narrow down what I want to pursue in college.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
I can remember going to the city parks and the beach when I was younger with my family.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
To have a clearer picture of what I want to do in the future and also have fun volunteering.


Joe B.

High School: Syosset High School
Hometown: Syosset
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
Iíve always had an interest in science and working with children, so pairing the two will provide a great learning experience.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
When I went camping with my family and our tent flooded.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
My goal is to help children realize the impact of our actions on the environment.


Laura P.

High School: Our Lady of Mercy
Hometown: Garden City
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
I really enjoy being outside and working with children.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
Playing in my backyard.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
Iím hoping to gain more experience with children.


Lydia V.

High School: The Wheatley School
Hometown: Albertson
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
I love to work with children and show them all the cool things you can find in nature.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
Camping with my family and signing around the campfire.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to inspire kids to help the environment more.


Melissa G.

High School: East Meadow High School
Hometown: East Meadow
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
I enjoyed volunteering at LICM and thought it would be fun to learn more about the environment.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
I can remember spending hours playing on my swing set in my backyard or swimming in my pool.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to teach kids the importance of taking care of the environment.


Olivia M.

High School: Farmingdale
Hometown: North Massapequa
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
I love working with children. The way they use their imaginations is just amazing.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
I grew up on a farm so Iíve always been outside doing things.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I want to become a teacher so Iím hoping this will help me better prepare for that.


Steven J.

High School:Syosset High School
Hometown: Syosset
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
I was very interested in the ecology section of biology in school last year. It showed me just how complicated and interesting our environment is.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
I was a cub scout when I was younger so we would always be camping or hiking.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to better my knowledge of my surroundings and help get kids interested in outdoor activities as well.


Victoria M.

High School: Massapequa High School
Hometown: Massapequa
What special interests or experiences do you have that sparked your interest in the Green Teens Program?
I am interested in experiencing the outdoors in an unstructured environment.
What is your earliest childhood memory of an outdoor experience?
I remember going camping with my family.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to learn more about the environment and gain more experience with children.

 

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