On behalf of all of the GreenTreks Network staff, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year. We have a lot of exciting projects on the horizon for 2013. But first, I want to share some of the remarkable accomplishments our programs have made during this past year .
Through visiting classrooms, providing workshops, helping at science fairs, and more, we are so happy to have spent 2012 encountering such wonderful people. It’s been a very busy and fulfilling year for us! We added new videos and lesson plan materials to EcoExpress.org. We moderated the environmental science education expert panel at the Philadelphia Science Festival. We hosted our second annual Spring into Science Education event at Laurel Hill Cemetery, which drew together organizations from throughout the region and educators.
Within the past year, we released a gorgeous new website that makes our multimedia resources more accessible than ever before. We’ve highlighted the valuable stream restoration efforts of watershed groups and the stewardship that results from property owners making the connection between their homes and their neighborhood streams. We’ve documented the nation-leading efforts of the Philadelphia Water Department, as well as those of suburban partnerships that are making a difference on private properties and in community parks. We’ve grown our social media presence and connected with new partners to share resources, knowledge, and educational tools.
2013 looks like it will be a momentous year for us . Locally, we’ve got several inspiring new videos in the works, and we are working behind the scenes with some pretty great partners on some pretty exciting projects that will be unveiled in 2013. Be on the lookout for our fingerprint on a great new educational web-portal, a green-focused job training program, and a creative public engagement effort that looks at how climate change intersects with our lives. We’ve also been talking with several collaborators about bringing our storytelling expertise to other regions, including Connecticut, Virginia, and New York.
We need your help to continue to reach people with our high-quality, environmental multimedia resources. Be a part of the GreenTreks Network by making a donation today!
As a special thank you, donations of $75 or more made before the end of 2012 will receive a DVD of Life on the Delaware. Not available anywhere online, this lyrical documentary will turn your view of the Delaware River on its head. This travelogue showcases this “working river” and brings viewers into the lives of some of the extraordinary individuals who are committed to making the Delaware a healthy waterway for the generations to come.
Thank you again for all of your support, and have a wonderful new year!