Marisa always wanted to do something that would make an environmental impact, but her NatureBridge experience illustrated all that was possible—and now the sky is the limit. It led her to pursue the degree she is working toward now at Colorado State, with which she plans to do big things.
“I’ve always had that connection to nature but when I went to NatureBridge and began to learn about the things that I could do and the things that needed to be done, it was a full 180-degree turn from wanting to pursue a career in architecture,” Marisa explained.
Marisa wants to ensure that young people one hundred years from now have the same opportunities in the outdoors that she has had—she wants to save the planet. Passionate about both the social and hard sciences, she selected her course of study for the freedom it gave her. Though it includes chemistry, calculus, physics and biology, Marisa also has the option to study the social sciences. Similarly at NatureBridge, our programs foster whole child development—in addition to science lessons, students are also learning local history and culture, building relationship skills and increasing social awareness.
Marisa is also part of the honors program and has been enjoying the honors seminars offered at her school.