Last week Groundwork Denver Executive Director Wendy Hawthorne, Youth Program Coordinator Shane Wright, and Green Team members Carlos and Veronica attended the annual Groundwork USA National Conference and Youth Summit in Yonkers, New York.
The event was hosted by local trust Groundwork Hudson Valley. The conference was chalk full of events for directors, program coordinators, and youth attendees alike. The first day’s most notable event was the Science Barge Dinner Reception. The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by Sun Works in New York and is used as an environmental education center. Plain and simple, the Science Barge is a greenhouse floating on the Hudson River.
The Groundwork Denver crew also went an awesome canoeing tour through the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge during the week and had a chance to network with and become friends with other youth from around the country who are also on Green Teams at their respective Groundwork trusts.
The conference and summit were a huge success and Groundwork Denver is very grateful to Groundwork Hudson Valley for hosting this year’s conference and for the opportunity to be involved in shaping and building tomorrow’s environmental legacy.