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Antonio Cosme

Antonio Cosme is the Detroit Education Coordinator at National Wildlife Federation. Antonio leads the Detroit Leadership and Environmental Education Program (D-LEEP) that seeks to bridge that divide through a project-based, outdoor, environmental curriculum to help high school students connect with nature, build a more sustainable community and prepare for future success in their academic and career endeavors.

Detroit youth participate in outdoor leadership activities

Special Sauce: The Detroit Sugarbush Project

A unique partnership between the National Wildlife Federation, the city of Detroit, and local advocacy groups has created the nation’s largest urban sugarbush in sprawling Rouge Park, connecting youth in … Read more

The Great Outdoors is a Great Classroom—Especially in the Age of COVID-19

When the National Wildlife Federation launched a new program to connect Detroit high school students with the great outdoors last year, we had several goals in mind: Connect urban youth … Read more

Cultivating Conservation Leaders in Detroit

The distance from urban communities to the lands of traditional conservation activity seems vast. By their nature, cities often have less natural space, where wildlife tends to thrive. The National … Read more