The Neighborhood Ecology Corps (NEC) is an unprecedented collaborative effort to offer place-based experiential learning to underserved populations so that young people can take ownership of the environmental health and well-being of their own neighborhoods. This program provides participants with the inspiration, knowledge, power, resources and tools required to make their neighborhoods livable, healthy, and safe.
Rules of Participation:
- Student will attend all sessions. (80% attendance required for completion)
- Student will listen and participate in programs, projects, and discussions and display appropriate behavior at all times.
- Student will obey all rules and regulations.
- Parent/guardian will provide appropriate permissions regarding field trips and student privacy.
- Parent/guardian understands that there is no cost to student to participate.
- Parent/guardian will allow student to participate as scheduled:
- 1 week of Nature Immersion Day Camp (August 7-11) 9-4 p.m., transportation provided, bag lunch required
- 2 hours/week in afternoon at the designated Community Center (begins in September)
- 4 hours per Early Release Day Expeditions
- 7 hours per Teacher Workday Expeditions
- Weekend Camping Trips as provided by National Parks Service and/or NC State Parks (1-3 trips/year)