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Interns with the Nature Conservancy’s LEAF program hike from the campground at Montezuma Well National Monument to the Well. The interns, Valeria Lake (foreground), Imani Jordan, Alexis Smoot, and Brittney Thompson, attend Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, a suburb of Atlanta. VVN/Bill Helm

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Turning over a new LEAF: Atlanta-area students intern in Verde Valley with The Nature Conservancy

VERDE VALLEY - Four Georgia high school students are literally turning over a new leaf in the Verde Valley. Imani Jordan, Valeria Lake, Alexis Smoot and Brittney Thompson, students at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, a suburb of Atlanta, are spending July in Camp Verde. Through July 26, the students are interning with Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future, also known as LEAF.


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