Environmental Education & Advocacy Programs
THE NATURE EXPLORER'S CLUB
The Nature Explorers Club was originally founded in 2008 by youths living in the housing community of Bethlehem Village and Profits Hills aka "Harvey" Community. The name "Harvey" was derived from the original bauxite processing plant, Harvey Aluminum Corporation owned by Leo Harvey (1962). The housing community is located across the street from where the families of the youth participants live.
The youths attended a retreat and conducted a SWOT (Strengths, Weakneses, Opportunities, Threats) within their community and identified the goals, objectives and strategies that they wanted to address. The name for NEC encompasses their belief that their needs and their quality of life hinges on a clean environment and they play a role in insuring that occurs.