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Four people building a bridge made of two wooden planks in the woods

New Canaan Land Trust

“It has certainly been a meaningful experience for me to be able to give these young folks the jump start on their environmental education and awareness that I never had.” – Erin Feeney, Internship Program Manager

The New Canaan Land Trust’s Summer Steward Internship engaged eight high school students in nine weeks of land stewardship, environmental education, and career exploration. Projects included maintaining trails, building raised walkways, restoring stone walls, removing invasive species, and many more. Their experiential learning included field trips around Fairfield County including the Bartlett Arboretum and Green Village Initiative. Check out short essays the interns wrote about the topics they discussed during the program…

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