This innovative program inspires early adolescent girls to excel as environmental scientists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural resources. The program takes middle school students on outdoor adventures in parks and along waterways after school and during the summer. Green Girls is aimed at helping girls develop a new understanding of natural ecosystems, discovering how they can create positive change within their environment, and learning about future careers in the sciences.
Green Girls is offered throughout the year across two different platforms. Green Girls After School runs throughout the school year with free weekly sessions and combines science, technology, interactive games, and field trips that focus on gaining understanding of natural ecosystems in New York City. The Green Girls Summer Institute engages up to 30 middle school girls, ages 10-13, in five weeks of fun-filled outdoor adventures July through August. Based in Long Island City, the Green Girls travel to all five boroughs to study the dynamic urban forests of New York’s parks and waterways.
“We’re proud to support Green Girls because it offers aspiring female environmental scientists STEM education, a traditionally male-dominated field. The program is also great because it acts as a platform for young women to learn about our planet— specifically natural resources, why they are important, and why we need to take care of them,” says Richard Booth, President of Retail Operations, Kiwi Energy
Registration for the Green Girls Aftter School fall 2017 program is now open. For more information, please visit: https://cityparksfoundation.org/green-girls/
About Kiwi Energy
Kiwi Energy is an energy retailer dedicated to providing innovative energy solutions for electricity and natural gas supply. We focus on environmentally conscious products backed by friendly and efficient customer service. As a company, Kiwi Energy always prides itself on transparency and its team is always happy to help with any questions about the energy industry or its services.
About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At CPF, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives – located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City – reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.