When we teach environmental education, we’re investing Green Cambridge’s resources in bringing children’s affinity for flora and fauna into play—in events, workshops, art, and festivities. Our main vehicle for our emerging environmental education program is the Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project. Read about this community-based program here. Through the CWPP, we work in developmentally appropriate ways to enable kids not just to learn but to become curious and creative when it comes to engaging with nature. We build citizen science, art, and family-based informal events and programming, and distribute multilingual trading cards celebrating creatures of the urban environment.
We also partner with Meadowscaping for Biodiversity to bring their Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program to Cambridge and engage and empower teens age 15 – 19 to act positively for the environment and themselves. They do this by building a service where they providing organic landscaping with native plants to customers. We're grateful to work with Magazine Beach Partners to get our first site at Magazine Beach and the commitment of the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) to provide funding for the teens involved in this work in 2018.