The entire program was written to empower the students with knowledge on the issue that their parents don’t have. This allows the students to become the teacher, which allows them to see they too can affect change at an early age. It also ensures more buy-in from the parents who will always listen to their children on an issue over a stranger coming in their school.
Did you know… The height of an exhaust pipe is close to that of an elementary student’s face, which makes them more susceptible to harmful fumes. Car exhaust systems pump out a noxious combination of chemicals that can cause serious health issues, including cancer.
Lynnea Shuck spearheaded the creation and implementation of the Junior Refuge Ranger Program at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge to educate youth about the critical role wildlife refuges play in protecting threatened and endangered species. It was her own volunteer experience at the wildlife refuge in Alviso, CA that inspired Shuck […]
Lynnea Shuck, spearheaded the creation and implementation of the Junior Refuge Ranger Program at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Congrats to Lynnea for speaking up about the importance getting kids out into nature and the power of environmental education programs!