Imagine holding a pair of binoculars for the first time ever.
Holding them up to your eyes and looking around. Spying a bird, one you JUST learned the name of. Getting excited and pointing to it while shouting to your friends that you just saw a bird through the binoculars.
Then you walk with a new friend, hand in hand, to the craft area.
You look at a table filled with…trash. But soon you are encouraged to get creative. You turn that trash into bird feeders to attract the birds you just learned about.
From 2016-2019 GLS held Earth Camp, a summer camp for Detroit youth. Cohorts of students would attend a one week session at no cost to them, and learn about environmental sustainability. These cohorts of students got to enjoy something that many of their peers don’t get the chance to experience.
This is why GLS is hoping to bring back Earth Camp for 2023 — because these memories and experiences are ones that last a lifetime to the youth that get to experience them.