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May 2019

This Summer, We’re Writing to Save the World

826DC is getting ready for our WHOSE GARDEN WAS THIS? summer writing intensive in July, a free two-week program designed for students in third through sixth grade and all about conservation!

Together, we’ll explore the roles we all have in protecting the Earth and its resources. We’ll learn about what it means to be truly renewable and sustainable, and how these important ideas play out in our community. We’ll take our discussions to the great outdoors through chaperoned field trips to places like Rock Creek Park, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, and Common Good City Farm!

At the end of WHOSE GARDEN WAS THIS?, the student writers and budding earth scientists will emerge with a publication featuring their new written rules for maintaining the natural world.

“Our summer writing intensives offer students the opportunity to dive deep into scientific inquiry,” says Zachary Clark, the Executive Director here at 826DC. “From urban birding to city mapping, our STEM-based writing curriculum provides a dynamic framework for exploring the relationship between writing and science. This year, we’re looking forward to advocating for a healthier world, starting right here in the District! I can’t wait for what our students will teach us.”

Like all of our programs, WHOSE GARDEN WAS THIS? is completely free for these students and their families. Your support makes it all possible—from providing daily breakfast and snack to developing our original STEM curriculum to arranging these field trips. You can help us by donating:

$60 to cover a week’s worth of this program for a local young person

$120 to fully cover a student’s participation in this program

Whatever you’re able to give will help us continue to serve DC’s young writers through engaging, eye-opening, and downright fun learning opportunities like this one.

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Interested in registering a student for this program, 9 AM to noon on weekdays, July 15th through 26th? Spaces are limited and going fast, so get in touch with 826DC Special Projects Associate Shayna Baggatts-Porter soon to secure a spot.