Greenagers is able to reach students even before high school with our after-school and summer programs for kids. With Greenagers staff, middle schoolers venture outdoors to explore, engage, and ultimately give back to the environment and community. We encourage students to make more informed decisions about how they treat the world around them through hands-on activities involving climate change, nature observation and appreciation, and service-learning projects. Each seasonal session includes hiking and water exploration, learning an important hands-on skill (e.g. woodworking, gardening), a service learning project through which the kids help a community member or organization, and explorations with food and food systems within our geographic area.

Middle school can be challenging for many kids, and we aim to show these kids that fostering connections with their peers and local community offers beauty and inclusion, and a chance for them to leave their mark on our land and community in a positive way. By thinking locally, we can do our part to make a positive impact globally.

Our partners and resources include: Berkshire Natural Resources Council, The Nature Conservancy, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Housatonic Valley Association, Project Learning Team, Turtle Tree Seed, Woven Roots Farm, Mass Audubon, Railroad Street Youth Project, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Berkshire Community Action Council, Native Habitat Restoration, Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Housatonic River Walk, Project Sprout at MMRHS, Guido’s Marketplace and Race Mountain Tree Services.