Camper to Environmental Educator: Grecia Solis

"From the first day I set foot at Camp Loma Mar as a 6th grader, I fell in love with the redwoods and the all the natural beauty that camp has to offer. Ever since then, I have dedicated my education and professional career to outdoor environmental education.

The natural outdoors and programs like YES made such an impact on me, I wrote my thesis on the importance of outdoor environmental education in my last year of college. Today I have obtained my dream job as an environmental science educator in Yosemite National Park with NatureBridge. I hope to inspire younger generations to become the future stewards of our planet just like YES summer camp did for me many years ago."

Last fall, as a volunteer at YES' Family Camp, Grecia shared her inspiring story with other Richmond kids and adults, and she looks forward to continuing to spread her love of nature with others for years to come.