High School Urban EcoStewards
Through the High School Urban EcoStewards (HSUES) program, students complete ecological restoration projects to control erosion, clean up dumpsites, manage invasive species, and plant native species. Through these activities, they experience firsthand how humans can both positively and negatively impact biodiversity and watershed health in urban environments. At each session, the students document their experiences, make observations, and reflect on the value of their service in nature journals.
As we take our mid-season break for the winter, we would like to thank all of the students from City High, SciTech, Perry, Ellis, and Westinghouse who are participating in HSUES for their hard work! Your dedication to the upkeep of your local ecosystem is admirable, and we thank you for always being upbeat and cheerful! We are looking forward to starting up again in the spring.
- Engage youth in urban environmental stewardship
- Help restore urban parks and ecosystems
- Have fun while making a real difference for Pittsburgh’s parks
What do Urban EcoStewards do?
- Connect with local green space
- Learn about urban ecosystems
- Contribute to the improvement of parks through hands-on restoration projects
- Learn about careers in the environmental field
- Understand the benefits of urban parks and green spaces and how humans impact them
- Increase scientific observation and journaling skills
- Work and learn outside in all weather (sessions will be cancelled only for extreme conditions)
Join us! We're looking for high schoolers who are:
- Committed to making a difference for our local environment
- Willing to get dirty and work hard in an outdoor setting
- Able to behave responsibly off school grounds
- Interested in learning about parks and the urban environment
Please contact our education department with questions at 412-682-7275 ext. 211 if you are interested in having your students participate in the program for the upcoming academic year