Excitement at CREW is steadily growing! In less than a week, Caitlynn Turner will be representing the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at Polar Bears International Teen Leadership Camp in Churchill Manitoba. Caitlynn impressed us all last fall when she rallied her team “Impact” to compete in PBI’s Project Polar Bear Contest. Her creativity, dedication and hard work were evident in the way she engaged her schoolmates and community in reducing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. However, what was really impressive about Caitlynn was her contagious enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge about saving arctic ice, the polar bear and its ecosystem.
At Leadership Camp Caitlynn and 14 other teens will get the unique opportunity to not only learn about polar bears and their ecosystem but actually see polar bears in the wild. These teens prepare for their journey months before they ever set foot on the tundra mostly by reading assigned materials and thinking about how to save polar bears once they get home—through community projects and leadership skills.
We will be following Caitlynn’s life-changing polar bear adventure through her blog from camp. We invite you to do so too!
Good luck Caitlynn! We wish you the very best and can’t wait to hear about the amazing things you do at camp and plan to do upon your return.