Green Map System has initiated a Summer 2009 Semi-Virtual Student Internship Program involving high school and university students. The program includes training in the Green Map office, mentoring and interaction with Andrew Fenster, our Education Trainee, concluding with a presentation/exchange in mid-August. Follow the action at youthgreenmapping.blogspot.com/.
The goal of the program is for students to create themed Green Maps of their home neighborhoods, with a specific focus of their choice, such as green businesses, climate change, potential open spaces for green development, spiritual centers, etc.
Each student-created Green Map will be targeted towards a specific audience, such as students, policy makers, senior citizens, tourists, etc. Additionally, each student will create a digital and/or print map, an interactive map on the Open Green Map, and contribute to our multimedia resources, all while developing eco-literacy, communication, and civic participation skills.
For more information on this new internship program and how to get involved, please go to youthgreenmapping.blogspot.com/ or email intern[at]greenmap[dot]org.
Special thanks to Con Edison for supporting this program.
Good News! 2010's NYC internship program is also being supported by Con Edison! Find out more here.
UPDATE: Explore some of the Open Green Maps created by these students online!
Red Hook Brooklyn
Northeast Permaculture & Urban Eco Agriculture
Syracuse University Area