Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free environmental conference for high school students this Saturday!

Julia Brashares emailed me today. She said:

"I think you should know about an amazing opportunity for junior high and high school students, the BREAKING GROUND Youth Conference, just in case you have kids this age or other members of your street parks group do.  The BREAKING GROUND Conference is presented by the SF Parks Trust, is completely free, and focuses on environmental themes.   Conference workshops are presented by young people (under 22 years old) so it’s a day of peer to peer education and inspiration, as well as music, arts, and fun!   See more details below.  
To attend, pre-registration is required by Thursday, June 17th at 10 am.   Pre-register in just seconds at http://tiny.cc/xrvm3 You can be the first to know about our newest workshop updates by “liking” our facebook fan page! Just go to http://tiny.cc/sumta and hit “like!”

The San Francisco Parks Trust invites you to the 3rd annual Breaking Ground Urban Gardening Youth Conference! It is free, open to all Bay Area junior high and high school students!  Breaking Ground will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2010, from 9 am – 4 pm.
Why should YOU attend?
  • Workshops are led by youth, for youth, and feature hands-on, learn-to-do-it-yourself activities: learn to compost, care for an organic garden, or discover our Green Jobs panel offering tons of jobs and paid internship opportunities.
  • Enjoy excellent food and live entertainment!
  • You’ll have the option of touring some of San Francisco ’s coolest gardens, and a plant nursery with an unexpected twist
  • Connect with youth interested in the same issues as you are, and learn how to get involved in projects improving YOUR community!
Breaking Ground will be held in the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, just next to Strybing Arboretum (9th Ave @ Lincoln Way).  Check-in takes place from 9-10am, and the conference runs from 10-4pm. Taking public transportation? The 71, 16X, 44, 43, and 6 buses as well as the N Judah all stop within 2 blocks of your destination"
Despite the fact that I am (well!) over 22, I think this is pretty cool. If you have any questions about the conference, please call Julia Brashares at 415-750-5110

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