Northside Safety NET

The collaborative journey of boatbuilding

The Northside Safety NET interns recently transformed a blank canvas and a pile of pine into a 15-foot skin-on-frame canoe with only a wood steamer, power drill, Japanese handsaw, some chisels, and a plethora of clamps. Boatbuilding is a magical,…

Spring growth: Northside Safety NET interns learn, plant, and create

The Northside Safety NET intern cohort had a busy month of March. Highlights featured include creating art, potting plants, and visiting a research lab on the Mississippi River.

Northside Safety NET interns light up the room

Northside Safety NET interns gain hands-on experience building a mini solar home, learn about electricity generated from the sun, and reflect on the opportunity to immediately apply the knowledge gained.

Northside Safety NET interns begin putting learning into action

Nine interns joined me and Jaycie Thomsen in November to form the 2021-22 cohort of Northside Safety NET. The year-long Environmental Justice Internship is led by Environmental Initiative. During the school year we meet after school and on…