Students from the Environmental Club at Palm Beach Central High School spoke at the January meeting of the Wellington Garden Club about their experiences at the SEEK (Save the Earth’s Environment through Knowledge) program last summer.
The students were introduced by Lisa Ferrano, the Wellington Garden Club’s High School/SEEK chairman. SEEK is an environmental camp for high school students developed by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs.
The students traveled to Tallahassee and stayed at the historic lodge at Wakulla Springs for the three-day seminar. They were treated to many field trips and hands-on activities while learning about the ecosystems, wildlife of Florida and topics ranging from recycling to sinkholes.
The Wellington Garden Club sponsored nine students to attend the camp: Jessica Young, Cachae Alford, Karen Brendel, Carolina Tessutto, Brandon Kianka and Yan Ortiz from the PBCHS Environmental Club, and Sarah Sattanno, Shannon Gaffney and Miranda Holt from the Wellington High School Environmental Club.
Students in ninth, 10th or 11th grade who have an interest in the environmental sciences can be sponsored for the next camp, which will take place in July 2015.
Contact Ferrano at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOVE: Palm Beach Central High School students Yan Ortiz, Brandon Kianka, Carolina Tessutto, Jessica Young and Cache Aelford at last week’s Wellington Garden Club meeting.