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Alex LaBonte

Alex LaBonte

Alex LaBonte is an Environmental Educator at our Riverside and Washington Park locations. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Geography/Envioromental Studies from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she spent her time being an active environmentalist on campus. When she’s not exploring our green spaces with our wonderful partnering schools she enjoys traveling, biking and cooking.

Co-authored by Madeline Karian.

Just because we’re stuck inside doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Here are five easy ways that you can celebrate the Earth with your children:

  • Plant some easy to grow herbs like basil, cilantro or mint. Put soil into a planting pot and keep the seeds on your windowsill or in a sunny spot. Don’t forget to water them every day! If you don’t have a planting pot, you can use an old milk jug cut in half or plastic juice jug. In a few weeks you’ll have fresh herbs to incorporate into your next meal.
Thursday, 05 May 2016 15:00

New Summer Camps!

Our day-long and overnight Summer Camps can truly be a special time for kids to explore. This year I’m especially excited to announce two new camps: Outdoor Adventures for teens and Pathfinders for kids with special needs.

Outdoor Adventures is a week-long camp for youth who have completed the 9th grade, focused on developing outdoor skills, self-awareness and environmental stewardship. In addition, there will be a significant portion of the camp focused on team building and reflection time that will benefit their growth as individuals.

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