Ecology Explorers curriculum engages low-income children

Low-income children in the Phoenix area have few options for environmental education during the summer months when hot temperatures force everyone inside and the price of science camps is out of their reach.

Katie Mills, a long-time intern with the CAP LTER Ecology Explorers schoolyard program, found a way to bring environmental education to kids in a housing complex for low-income families. Katie, now Programs Coordinator for Helping Hands Housing Services, details this initiative in the latest issue of The Network News, the bi-annual LTER Network newsletter.