An educator profile of Chrissy Word

I plan to publish a book with narrative stories of environmental educators and students in the Bronx, New York City. I would like to post on this blog only two stories, which are great examples of what you will find in the future book. A while ago I have posted Alex Severino’s student story, and here is an educator’s story.

Chrissy Word is an environmental educator in the Bronx at Rocking the Boat. Her story begins in Florida, where she became passionate about birds and nature at an early age. Chrissy’s story is culminating in the Civic Action program, which she has organized at Rocking the Boat in 2009–2010. High-school students in Civic Action were recently immigrated from other countries. Today Chrissy is trying to open the eyes of these young people to the natural environment in the city and involve them in the restoration of ecosystems along the Bronx River.

Download Chrissy Word’s narrative story (PDF file)

 

Photo: Chrissy Word (left) and her students in the Civic Action program.

Students in Chrissy’s daytime program.

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One Response to An educator profile of Chrissy Word

  1. Wow, I found this article by mistake looking for information on another Bronx youth program. I’ve worked with Chrissy Word on several occasions. She is a great and enthusiastic educator! It’s great to see a piece about her here.

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