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Solar Youth Extreme Team Explores!

Thanks to a grant from the Long Island Sound Future's Fund, veteran Solar Youth campers were able to explore in depth (literally) the Wintergreen Brook (a tributary of the West River) this summer. They hiked along and IN the brook when necessary - learning its ecology as well as the human impacts on its ecosystem. In addition to a service project, they are developing a video blog of their adventure. Check out the preview below!

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Women in the Wilderness

Women in the Wilderness week was a five-day wilderness adventure for young women involved in Solar Youth. Facilitated by outdoor leaders, the young women worked as a team to design and organize the logistics of the trip, including food, supplies and destinations. The goal was to provide an extreme adventure experience during which the girls could reflect on their lives and envision goals for their future. The week included hiking, back-country camping, cooking, discussion circles, team-building, journaling, singing and lots of laughing!

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Eli Whitney Museum Hosts Solar Youth

On December 11 , 2009 our trip to the Bethany Observatory was cancelled at the last minute, too late to tell all the kids and their families. With one phonecall, Bill Brown and Sally Hill of the Eli Whitney Museum invited us to come visit them. Here is a short video of that amazing trip where youth built rubber band cars.

Thank you Bill and Sally from everyone at Solar Youth.

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