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Teen Eco-Adventure Company is a Childhood Dream Come True
Tara Short, Founder of Green Edventures takes teens on eco-adventures she once only dreamed about as a child growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. With Tara, teens go to Alaska and Mexico to experience conservation and climate change first-hand.
True to her environmental commitment, Tara plans each trip to be carbon-neutral and includes a conservation project in partnership with the local communities visited. Through these trips, science concepts come to life. “Watching teachers on our trips bridge classroom concepts with real-world experience is inspiring. They can now directly connect scientific facts and figures to conservation projects and salty sea air,” Tara said.
“Teens are the future decision-makers and voters. How can they protect an ocean and a
rainforest if they have never seen it?” Tara asked herself in the early days of forming her company. Now as the Founder and Director of Green Edventures, Tara has come a long way since her days of exploring the Chicago suburbs. She has seen first-hand the impacts people are having on ecosystems throughout North and Central America. She pledges to make each eco-adventure an opportunity for students and teachers to develop a sense of place and learn tangible ways they can make a difference. Snorkeling with wild sea lions and trekking icy blue glaciers are inspiring places in order to do just that.
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About Green Edventures:
Green Edventures provides action-packed, carbon neutral, eco-adventures in extraordinary locations for teens, teacher-led student groups, and adults. We teach environmental stewardship and global awareness and help protect people, places, and ecosystems through responsible tourism. Find Green Edventures online at www.greenedventures.com, www.facebook.com/