with Ms. Erica McBride
The Maureen Holthe Environmental Education is the first of its kind inside a Boys & Girls Club. This program gives youth access to programs about animals, nature, gardening, and the environment. Our program encourages youth to think about issues and concepts globally and to take positive action on a local level to find solutions.
Environmental Education Programs
Each week members meet and areengaged in hands-on activities about the issues and concepts that are affecting our world.They are encouraged to take pro-active steps towards environmental solutions. Members also run club-wide recycling program.
The Green Team is here to rescue you from your bad environmental habits! Join the BGCTustin "Enviro-Club" as they learn valuable lessons in preserving our precious resources. Directed by the BGCTustin's own environmental & ecology specialist Ms. Erica McBride and starring the BCTustin's Green Team. Consisting of the various adopted/rescued animals featured in our Maureen Holthe Environmental Education Center, our Green Team Heroes are available for autographs any day of the week. Stop by and meet the team Monday through Friday 1:00-6:30PM!
Teaches organic gardening and plant ecology. Members manage their own organic gardens.
Through hands-on projects,members are introduced to the science behindparts of nature such as leaves and seeds, the lifeof a tree,forest eco-systems, geology, fossils, andeven paleontology.
Every week during the summer,members hike trails in different parts of OrangeCounty wilderness.Members learn about nativeplants and animals and basic outdoorsurvival skills.
Items out of the trash and natureare made into crafts to show members differentways that they can re-use.
Circle of Life
Introduces youth to the animal kingdom. Members will learn to interact and handle animals located in the Environmental Education Center and about concepts like the food web, predator prey relations, and habitat conservation.
In partnership with theOcean Institute, 9-12 year olds learn about thefour habitats of the ocean (Rocky Shore, OpenOcean, Sandy Shore, and Kelp Forest) throughart, education, and technology
"The Hiking Club has changed me and my feelings about nature. I use to hate going on hikes, and now I love it! I like to look at the trees and find out how much they age. I like to find new animals, and finding scat to see what an animal eats.”Scarlett, Age 11