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,

After three years and many wonderful hours of teaching, learning and mentoring about the natural world, the ECO Girls project is going into a period of hibernation. The faculty founder and director took an academic leave in 2014-15 to study environmental history with the support of the Mellon Foundation. She is currently working on research projects exploring stories of slavery at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Georgia and mining on Native American lands of the West.

We hope to bring ECO Girls back for an event this spring! Stay tuned to the website for more information.

The ECO Girls Facebook page and Twitter feed will remain live, so we will see you online! Thank you to all of the girls and families who participated in ECO Girls over the years. Read the story of how ECO Girls began and developed. To learn about our curriculum, activities, and funding sources for your own projects focused on kids and the environment, download the Resource Guide that we created to share our work.

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

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Camp Bluestem

An ECO Girls Summer Experience



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