Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Many Thanks

Many thanks to DBG TEENS and parents for your patience during our staff transitions.

For the rest of this year, we will be:
-Helping the TEENS already signed up for TEEN Master to complete their work
- Continuing the Seasonal and TEEN volunteer opportunities for TEENS already in the program
- Working to help those who have already applied to enter the program for this year
We’re no longer using as an e-mail address for TEEN information…please watch your own e-mails for information about sign-ups, etc. Those e-mails will have specific information about who to contact to participate.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DBG Community Garden

Thank you for all your hard work at the DBG Community Garden - Our bed has soil and we will begin irrigation installation later this month.  Great work TEENs!


The Garden spot that was prepared by the TEENS will be used by the new Desert Botanical Garden restaurant “Gertrude’s”…the chef will grow fresh vegetables and other edible plants and use them in special recipes for our hungry garden guests. The diners will learn about the benefits of sustainable community gardening – an educational plus. Thanks for making that possible! (Anyone remember who “Gertrude” was, and what she meant to the garden?)

"At today's meeting, we socialized, scavenged, and serenaded each other with the sound of bicycle bells."  
- Anonymous TEEN after the meeting


Thank you for attending the Meeting: Angela, Kaela, Marcus, ALexander, Patrick, Katie, Francisco, Raven, Mariah, Kolby, Taylor, Rachel, Erica, Miette, Andrea, Arianna, Jade, and David.  What a great group and crazy morning at the Garden.  I'm glad you all enjoyed exploring the Garden together!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

TEEN Meeting

 The TEEN 2012-13 Season Kick-off Meeting is from 8:30-11:30am on Saturday, September 15th.
We will discuss upcoming TEEN Volunteer opportunities, new name badges, our updated manual, and play some games.  Contact Jeni to join us!
photo by Mary Versosky

Thursday, August 16, 2012

TEEN Volunteer enters contest!

TEEN Volunteer Izador Lera has entered the NPR sponsored Joe’s Big Idea contest for 13-25 year olds with ideas that can change the world!

Please consider voting for his project idea by clicking “like” on the youtube video titled Plane that runs on water.  The short video by Izador and his friend includes the materials required to build an airplane which is fueled by air.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Biosphere 2 TEEN Adventure!

Thank you to Alexander, George, Marcus, Patrick, Katie, Julia, Eric, Kenzie, Mariah, Angela, and Matthew for a great trip to Biosphere 2.  It was a lot of fun to see you experience the different biospheres and learn about the current research being conducted there.  

I also really enjoyed watching the videos of the van ride back!  :-)

Monday, July 16, 2012

South Mountain Trail almost 5 months later

February 25, 2012

July 14, 2012

The trail  a group of TEENs removed on South Mountain back in February is still looking great and there is no evidence of people trying to use the old path!  Great work Aline, Marcus, Patrick, Alexander, Raven, and Erica!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Great Saguaro Fruit Harvest

Thank you to George, Alexander, Julia, and Marcus for a great morning harvesting saguaro fruit.  I'm glad you were all able to try it - even if you didn't like it!  yum!