Young Environmental Writers are inspired by nature
Conservation Montgomery sponsors the
Young Environmental Writers Workshop
(YEWW) project to provide high school students with an overview of environmental writing and to expose them to the simplest aspects of nature. The workshop explores different types of environmental writing: news writing, news features, editorial or opinion writing, poetry and environmental fiction.
We engage students by hosting field trips to explore Montgomery County parks, providing an interpretive tour with Conservation Montgomery board members and partner organizations. Students are provided with a notebook and pen and asked to write about their observations of nature.
We recently hosted students along with Anne Mathews, an English teacher from Montgomery-Blair High School for a hike along one of the Northwest Branch trails.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Conservation Montgomery earmarked specifically to support this project, please send a check noting that and mail it to us at Conservation Montgomery, P.O. Box 7292, Silver Spring, MD 20907. Our biggest cost is providing transportation for groups of students.