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This was our first week after camp and the first time I didn’t have any work for Girls Inc. It feels odd to not have camp to not look forward to anymore. However, it does give me the opportunity to reflect on the experience as a whole. I really enjoyed working with the young campers. It was fun to see their passion for STEM and activism, passions I have as well. Unfortunately, zoom learning proved to be the challenge I thought it would be. Meetings were awkward and it was hard forming connections. I am now even more eager to return to in-person learning.

In lieu of Girls Inc. work, we have started reading All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions to the Climate Crisis by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson. As the title infers the book discusses climate change using a variety of passages by different authors. It includes personal narratives, informational passages, and even poems. I especially love the variety of viewpoints and lenses. One author shares the perspective of indigenous cultures; another discusses the technological advances made in the field. found that the different viewpoints are effective for appealing to a wide people. If the scientific side of the climate crisis doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps the poem with the personal narrative of a parent might. I highly recommend the book. It is incredibly thought-provoking and even funny at times. I look forward to finishing it next week.