By Jasmine Nieto, West Central YES! Coordinator Thursday, January 13 was a chilly morning for the NL-S Middle School YES! team and their 5th grade comrades as they spread prairie seeds! The high school grounds in New London boast TWO developing prairies, one maintained by FFA and the other started and maintained by the YES! team. The latter was established in the spring of 2019 by the
By Jasmine Nieto The winter season is a time of many festivities and celebrations, when we enjoy giving gifts and spending time with family. What better gift to give than the gift of saving energy and the planet? Keep reading for ideas, and share with your friends and family how simple it is to go green! For more inspiration, visit the YES! Facebook page to follow our 12 Days of Going Green.
By Shelli-Kae Foster On November 24, 2021, 16 YES! Students toured Pope Douglas Solid Waste (PDSW) in Alexandria, MN. They were joined by YES! Coach Marlene Schoeneck and YES! Program Director Shelli-Kae Foster. The tour was led by Nathan Reinbold, PDSW Environmental Coordinator. Nathan kicked off the tour by informing the students that over 200 tons of garbage is hauled to their facility each
I am excited to be getting involved in YES! again. I was a YES! student while I was in middle and high school at ACGC (Atwater Cosmos-Grove City) where we completed many projects during the 6 years that I was participating. My favorite projects involved educating younger students in the elementary schools. I took part in projects like our school garden, planting a water/rain barrier, installing
By Mary Beth Botz On November 17, 2021, the Sleepy Eye YES! Team met at the Sleepy Eye golf course to learn about the importance of the prairie ecosystem and to plant native forbs (flowers) as part of a continuing habitat restoration project. The afternoon consisted of both indoor and outdoor direct involvement activities. Nate Fore, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist for Brown
The Virtual Fall Summit on Oct. 27 was a success! Four YES! teams from across Minnesota participated in three sessions during this Zoom event. Dr. Peter Neff, a glaciologist at University of MN, revealed the climate clues he found in ice cores collected during research trips to Antarctica. Students had lots of questions about the challenges of camping and conducting fieldwork in blizzard-like