ECO Girls engages girls in a wide range of eco-cultural activities that expand their experiences and modes of thought, provide a context for positive friendship building, inspire environmentally-conscious and community-minded action, and prepare girls for future leadership in the development of healthy, ethical, sustainable, and resilient human cultures on our earth.
“If a child is to keep alive [her] inborn sense of wonder, [she] needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with [her] the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”

—Rachel Carson, ecologist and author of Silent Spring
“We are sisters of this Earth—members of one powerful tribe.”

—Jada Pinkett Smith

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Dear Reader,

ECO Girls is sponsoring an Earth Day 2016 event that we hope you will not want to miss! We will present a program called The Power of Water - An Earth Day Exploration on Saturday, April 23 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor), from 1-4 pm. The event will be free and open to the public. Keep an eye out for our e-fliers!

In the meantime, check out our new links on the website and the ECO Girls Facebook page. We have posted some inspiring articles about girls who model what being an Eco Girl is all about—they’re self-loving, intelligent, creative innovators who are thinking up new ways to protect the environment, and they are inspiring others in the process. Also, take a look at some of our latest environmental activity links that further emphasize the importance of being environmentally aware.

To all of the girls and families that participated in ECO Girls over the years, we thank you. If you’re curious about our history, read the story of how ECO Girls was developed. To learn more about our curriculum, activities, and funding sources for your own projects focused on kids and the environment, the resource guide that we created to share our work.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event in April 2016! Prepare for an enriching experience!

Marchelle Wallace-Hill (Junior, Women’s Studies, UM)
for the ECO Girls Staff

ECO Girls Resource Guide and Seed Bank of Ideas

The ECO Girls Resource Guide and Seed Bank of Ideas is an overview of the ECO Girls project and our programming. The collection includes quick facts, key concepts, policies, children's activities and reprints of unique publications produced by and adapted for ECO Girls during the first three years of our project (2011-2014). We hope that readers will find this guide both helpful and inspirational for fostering girls' environmental and cultural growth.

Download the Resource Guide PDF



Taking Action, Making Change

Key Concepts


Key Ideas

Camp Bluestem

Camp Bluestem

An ECO Girls Summer Experience



Empowering News, Plants and Animals, and More