Urban Prep students are on a journey to connect with the environment. As part of that journey, Vice President Tom Shepherd, gave students Jerrett , Christopher, Malih , Ramano and Aaron, along with their facilitators Tiffany Mann and Rosa O’Connell, a tour of southeast Chicago. Their exciting summer school program aims to connect urban students with nature and the environment. The program is a collaboration between Urban Prep, Chicago State University and the Southeast Environmental Task Force.
The intent was to introduce them to our unique area where industry and nature have developed side by side and to allow them to see first hand, the impact our industrial past has had on our community and environment. They visited Wolf Lake where they viewed the smoky haze of BP Amoco across the lake, they saw the on-going restoration work of our wetlands and prairies and visited the landfill turned golf course long enough to do a photo shoot. Culminating the event were lunch and follow up activities at Chicago State University.