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Cooperative Extension Service


4-H Environmentors


EnvironMentors  is a sustainability-focused mentoring program which engages youth leaders in becoming active stewards of their communities and the environment. Over the course of the school year, students work with mentors to develop rigorous environmental science projects based on relevant environmental circumstances in their communities. Upon completion of their chosen research projects, they develop lesson plans and present to an elementary school class, science fairs, and at the annual EnvironMentors Science Fair where they have a chance to compete for college scholarships.

Important Forms

Mentor Application | Student Application | Mentor Flyer | Student Flyer

Program Timeline

Most events will be in Building 44, the Life Sciences building. Due to construction, the easiest way to get there is to walk south on Connecticut from the metro station and turn right onto Van Ness. You will be able to enter the campus on your right, and the first building you see (where the garage entrance is) will be Building 44.

MLK Library is located at 901 G St NW  Washington, DC 20001.

7:    Green Living Expo

  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Location: UDC Campus, Dennard Plaza (central meeting area).
  • Description: A sustainability themed festival; EnvironMentors will have a table under the main tent. 

17:  EnvironMentor Interest Meeting
CANCELLED: EnvironMentors has been invited to speak at ANC 5E’s monthly meeting. Please feel free to attend if you live in that ward.
24:  EnvironMentor Interest Meeting

  • Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Location:  MLK Library, Room A-9.
  • Description: This will be an interest meeting with a Q and A session.

3:   Orientation

  • Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm; 7:00-7:30 is an optional, meet and greet time.
  • Location: MLK Library, Room A-5
  • Description: This is an orientation and overview of the program. Forms will be distributed.
  • Item Due: Applications and Forms, if completed.

8:    Mentor/ Mentee Training

  • Time: For students, 4:30 to 5:30pm; for mentors, 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Light fare will be provided.
  • Location: UDC  Campus, Building 44 Auditorium
  • Description: This will be the training event for both students and mentors. The student meeting will be first; the mentor meeting will follow immediately afterwards.
  • Item Due: Applications and Forms distributed at orientation.

19:    Kick-Off Event at Seneca Creek State Park

  • Time: 1 pm – 4pm
  • Location: Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd  Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Description: This will be our picnic and group activity that officially launches the program year. Please dress for outdoor activities (such as hiking and invasive plant removal). Transportation will be provided from the college if desired.

22:   EM Meeting: Scientific Method

  • Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Location: UDC Campus, Building 44 Auditorium
  • Description: This is the first workshop and builds a solid, scientific foundation for students. It will include laboratory components in addition to classroom time.
  • Item Due: Any outstanding forms.

29: EM Meeting: Mind Mapping

  • Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Location: UDC Campus, Building 44 Auditorium
  • Description: This activity has two components: one, it discusses GIS/GPS and two, it involves project brainstorming.
  • Item Due: Field trip forms for upcoming fieldtrips. 

31: Agro-Ecology Day at the Farm

  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Muirkirk Farm, 12001 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD 20705
  • Description: Muirkirk Farm is the agricultural research facility for UDC. This event is essentially an open house for the farm and includes fun activities as well as interesting demonstrations.
College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

RN to BS in Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, Program Director
PSM in Water Resources Management - Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Claudia John, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director

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