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Eagle Eye has been busy.  Please support our hike a thon this year and help us reach our 15K matching goal!
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Spring and Summer Highlights

Hike with us
Nature for Every Youth Hike a thon Sunday October 25th (details below) 

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Medford High School Fells Day
Big Success 

On Wednesday June 10th,  800+ Medford High School students headed outside for hands-on, out-of-class service learning experiences as part of the first annual Medford High School Fells Day!  Students and faculty were joined by community partners to plant trees, create trail markers, remove invasive species and trash from the Fells and several local parks.   Thanks to the Community Conservation Educational Partnership convened by Eagle Eye and all the volunteers from EPA, MA Department of Conservation & Recreation, Friends of the Fells, the City of Medford, Tufts University, and US Forest Service for donating their time for this community building event!
 
“I think the Fells Day project was a huge success.  It got kids like me – who don’t really spend a lot of time in nature – to go out and interact with nature.  My group planted two trees and three shrubs.  It was really satisfying because now I consider them mine because I took part in giving them a new home.” -
Junior Tenzin Phunkang
 

Summer Learning and Stewardship Programs  


Eagle Eye had a busy summer engaging youth in Learn About programs, urban stewardship projects, and gardening activities.  Tisch summer fellow Michelle Mu and Northeastern Coop intern Kristina Ferrara joined Program Director, Susan Ekstrom, for a summer of learning, exploration, and fun with
five youth organizations from
Boston, Somerville, Medford, and Quincy.

 

Eagle Eye was excited to work with two Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center groups again this summer.  The first group, led by long time Eagle Eye supporter and youth worker, Arthur Grupee, joined us in a Learn About Agriculture at Powisset Farm.
During our day at Powisset we hiked through hayfields, caught butterflies and moths, sampled snap peas, and harvested potatoes. Arthur was very impressed with the youth’s interest in the harvest and noted, “
"this is the first time I've seen them so willing to get their hands into soil without hesitation.”
 
 

Each Monday morning throughout the summer youth from Mystic Learning Center joined Eagle Eye staff and interns in the Mystic Community Garden.  Youth planted a wide variety of vegetables in the two community garden plots, harvested and sampled their crops, and got their hands dirty weeding and watering with Eagle Eye each week.  During our Learn About Agriculture program Mystic Youth learned first hand what a day in the life of a farmer is like from Powisset Farm Manager, Meryl Latronica.  During our visit youth toured the fields, weeded the green house, and collected eggs from the chickens.

  

 


Double Your Donation at the 13th Annual Hike-a-Thon

Help us raise 15K by participating  in and contributing to our Hike-a-thon on Sunday October 25th.. Every dollar is matched up to 15K! Join us at the Middlesex Fells Reservation, MA. or
Hike in San Francisco Bay Area, CA TBD.
Feel free to organize your own hike.

Pre-registration preferred! 
visit http://eagleeyei.org/hike-a-thon/

 

 

Shop on Amazon and Raise Money 

Support Eagle Eye through every Amazon.com purchase you make! Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ to get started. Once you select Eagle Eye Institute as your charity of choice, .05% of your purchase price will be donated through Amazon's giving program  - AmazonSmile - at no extra cost to you. AmazonSmile offers the same exact Amazon products for the same exact Amazon prices - the only difference is with AmazonSmile you can make a difference while you shop. Thanks in advance for raising funds for Eagle Eye.
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Mystic Learning Center youth helping to give back to the environment by picking up trash along the Mystic River.
Youth from Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center using magnifying glasses to study insects at Arnold Arboretum.

Eagle Eye Institute

Eagle Eye Institute empowers urban people from low income communities, especially youth of color, to play an active role caring for our environment. Eagle Eye has been engaged in developing passionate environmental leaders from within urban communities since 1991. 

Eagle Eye Institute
P.O. Box 440481
Phone: (413) 655-0103
nature@eagleeyei.org
http://eagleeyei.org

 
Youth from Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center harvesting and tasting snap peas at Powisset Farm.
Instructor Charlie Saulnier shows youth from the Mystic Mural Project how Jewelweed got its name by looking at its silvery appearance under water.
Youth from Mystic Learning Center help farmers harvest carrots at Powisset Farm while learning more about where our food comes from.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center youth holding the unique flower of a Smoketree at Arnold Arboretum. 
A Mystic Learning Center youth gets the opportunity to lead the rest of the group on the hike at Powisset Farm.
Eagle Eye Program Director Susan Ekstrom introduces youth from Medford Boys and Girls club to a frog at Ravenswood Park.
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