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EELS: Environmental Enrichment and Leadership for Students – Internship Program


We are proud to introduce the Bronx River EELS (Environmental Enrichment and Leadership for Students) program! 

Bronx River Environmental Enrichment and Leadership for Students (EELS) is an internship program that introduces youth to pathways to become STEM leaders within their schools and communities. Students will learn about modern environmental issues and put that knowledge into action while using the Bronx River as a living laboratory. Students will engage in timely and relevant discussions on topics like: climate change, pollution and habitat loss, and environmental justice. Students will work with Alliance staff at the newly completed River House, which features an indoor classroom, multi-purpose room, and water quality laboratory. Through this paid experience, students will gain real-world, hands-on field and laboratory experience.

Students are expected to commit to meeting weekly for the duration of the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Stay tuned and watch this space for more information in the coming months.

Get to know Saquan, a former EELS, who discovered how amazing nature in his own community could be, and how he plans to share that knowledge with his peers around him:

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