— Sarah Anne Sulzer
This year, I connected with Inletkeeperafter my mom and I went into the Community Action Studio in Soldotna. I love animals and got hooked feeding the baby goats and chickens through the Community Compost project. I’m passionate about climate change and decided I could help get more young people involved with Inletkeeper’s mission by building a Minecraft server about climate advocacy and salmon stewardship.
The Minecraft server was released at the Inletkeeper booth at the Kenai River Fest in June. It was a huge hit and is still available to play at www.inletkeeper.org/minecraft. With 140 million players worldwide, Inletkeeper’s Minecraft server has big potential! I also helped design a pilot “Local Solutions” camp for teens held at the Studio this summer. It was a hit as teens got to learn about climate advocacy through hands-on activities from making local food-based recipes, creating climate solution art, to touring a farm and seeing local solutions in action.
The group of teenagers who were a part of the camp with me this summer are now coming back together in hopes of RE-treeing the Kenai. We are looking for artists, farmers, land stewards, techies, and anyone who wants to have fun! I’m excited to build a virtual escape room to help the project connect with new and younger audiences.
If you’re a teen, reach out to Inletkeeper to see how you can get involved to help protect the watershed!
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