2017 Environmental Symposium

Third Annual River Guardians Environmental Symposium held at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

JoyMaker Ambassador

Congratulations to Makayla, a Turtle Team Student Leader, for being selected as a generationOn Kindness and JoyMaker Ambassador! She has created and implemented 10 Rules of Kindness with youth and coordinated holiday events including donated Hasbro toys for 200 youth.

Making A Difference LAST

75 volunteers helped Love A Sea Turtle clear debris, clean up River Park North from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, assemble monofilament recycling containers, and stencil 47 storm drains on Make A Difference Day. Thank you Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, Eco-Pirates, Boys & Girls Clubs, and our Turtle Team!

Getting Youth Outdoors!

Our summer camp program brought nearly 2,000 youth to River Park North for outdoor STEM & nature focused activities. For most, this is their single longest day spent outside! With over 40 students volunteering as camp counselors, they engaged youth in kayaking, fishing, trail bike riding, nutrition scavenger hikes, team building, conservation, and water science.

River Guardians Expansion!

Our River Guardians project engages students, schools and hub sites located on or near 4 river basins throughout North Carolina. New sites include Forsyth Country Day School, Bath Elementary School, River Park North and North Carolina Estuarium!