This fall, 206 children joined in our Kids Unplugged after-school programs. Nearly 2,000 came to our site for school field trips. More than 70 at Columbus, Barnard, and Hooker schools explored their own school gardens and schoolyards through after-school programs led by Common Ground staff.

Behind these numbers are lots of stories — and an amazing team of skilled teachers! We asked several Environmental Educators from this fall’s children’s programs to reflect on why they love their jobs. Their answers are as inspiring as the work they do.

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Common Ground’s team include the following talented and skilled environmental educators:

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