Students, educator share stories of 2015 GLADE camp

Digging Cane WEBOne of the more exciting student-immersion programs in the Ozarks is GLADE, sponsored by the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, which takes ecology-minded high schoolers out into the hills of Taney County to work, study and play for a week each summer.

One of the leaders and founders of GLADE, Dr. Janice Greene from Missouri State University, and some students who attended the 2015 GLADE camp, recently shared their stories with KSMU.

Background from the story, which you can listen to online here:

Each summer, Missouri State University and the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society host the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems or (GLADE) program at Bull Shoals Field Station.

This June, 15 conservation-oriented high school students participated in this week-long residential summer camp.

The mission of GLADE is to provide students with the knowledge and skills for the care of Ozarks ecosystems, restore critical habitat for endangered species in Missouri, develop informed community leaders and inspire students to develop environmental projects in their own communities.

(Pictured: GLADE students re-plant native river cane in June 2014)