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.
Tara with her students on Exit Glacier, Alaska.
Tara with her students on Exit Glacier, Alaska.
Sept. 10, 2010 - PRLog -- Tara Short spent her teen years in the suburbs of Chicago, snorkeling in her grandparents’ pool, imagining an oceanic world filled with dolphins and colorful fish. Today she has channeled that enthusiasm into the founding of her own teen eco-adventure company, Green Edventures. She explains her passion by saying, “Through Green Edventures, I get to take teenagers to the places I only dreamed about as a child. I hope these experiences will connect them to wild places and motivate them to be active environmental citizens.”

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/gogreenedventures, or @greenedventures on Twitter
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