Wilderness Youth Project is a distinguished local nonprofit working to foster a lifelong love of learning for young people and their families through active outdoor experiences and mentoring. Their work helps close the academic and enrichment gaps that exist for underserved students. A fully funded Bridge to Nature program ensures that underserved public school students have access to the incredible natural resources found in Santa Barbara and the real world lessons they teach. Students go out once a month during four hours of class time for student-centered learning focused around problem-solving, inquiry and interaction with the natural world.
Nature Center Interpretive Pavilion The nature center never closes and in had overvisitors. Originally opened in and since relocated this provides the venue for talks and the start for guided nature walks.
The more volunteers we have, the more often we can allow interaction between our delightful live critters and our curious visitors. This retreat is a unique opportunity to learn more about the Wekiva basin, its wildlife and the environment and immerse yourself in it for three days of learning and fun!
Participants have the choice to camp out in their own tents, stay in cabins with bunk beds or leader cabins that have their own facilities. All meals are provided from the meet and Wilderness youth project dinner on Friday night to the farewell lunch in Sunday.
Lots of Fun and Educational Activities A varied and full program has been arranged with several of the activities repeated during the retreat so that everyone should be able to participate in all of them.
There will also be some very special not to be missed events, especially after dinner on Friday night. The full program will be sent to you after registration. This includes all meals and presentations and if you come as a group you can have a cabin to yourself.
Leader cabins are available to all, and have facilities including toilets and showers, some Wilderness youth project open plan while others have separate bedroom areas.
Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Accommodations Serenity Garden Update There have been lots of behind the scenes activities involving the Serenity Garden as the landscape architects put the finishing touches to the master design plan.
We hope to have the final design completed within the next month and after review by the Department of Environmental Protection, the project will then go out to bidding for the first phase of construction — grading the site, installing retaining walls and laying the concrete paths.
The design stage has taken more than two years to complete as scores of meetings and focus groups have been held in order to get the greatest diversity of views possible about what the garden must offer and what people expect to get out of it. We have been privileged to work with many of the leading national and international experts in this area who have generously contributed their services.
We are also working on a major media event in late summer with an official ground-breaking. We are talking to all the local mayors as well as local, state and national legislators both to get their support for the garden and to attend the event so that it attracts massive media attention and publicity.
In every sense, the garden — a park within a park — is unique. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the U. While there are healing gardens in hospitals and therapeutic gardens in many facilities, no one has ever attempted to pull all the various gardens into a single, comprehensive unit.
That is what the Serenity Garden at Wekiwa Springs achieves. Teams of Master Gardeners from Orange and Seminole Counties are working on comprehensive plant lists as only native plants will be grown.
As the size of the garden has increased to more than 1. We are optimistic, however, that the money can be raised because as word spreads about the project, more and more people want to get involved in a project that is both unique and one that will serve a very special yet underserved community.
The students were welcomed to bear camp by ranger Jane Cummings, divided into five groups and sent off to begin their day of discovery.
The camp was set up to host five learning stations for the students. At the Habitat Hunt, students were led on a guided walk to look for clues of other animals and learn about the plants that make up an ideal bear habitat. Good Grub was centered on a healthy diet for bears.
Students also visited the Urban Interface area where they learned about the challenges of living close to bears, what they can do every day to protect our bears, and had an opportunity to design an ideal urban interface through the use of sand tables and mini props.
To ensure that these students had an opportunity to create a meaningful memory to leave behind, the final station was to paint a rock for our Wekiva Rocks rock garden.
At the end of the day, they hiked to the garden to place their rocks. Many CSO volunteers helped make this day a success. This was an incredible program that we will continue to provide for our local schools!
Sorry — class is full.This is not your every day early childhood program. Woolly Bears, for ages , is a place where children can truly connect with nature while also developing their care taking, conflict resolution and 5/5(7).
Our mission is to build healthy communities, deeply connected to the natural environment. To achieve this, we deliver programs focused on building relationships between self, others, and nature. The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature by William Cronon.
Print-formatted version: PDF In William Cronon, ed., Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, New York: W. W. Norton & Co., , The time has come to rethink wilderness.
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Kathy Kelly (born ) is an American peace activist, pacifist and author, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative attheheels.com part of peace team work in several countries, she has traveled to Iraq twenty-six times, notably remaining in combat zones during the early days of both US–Iraq wars.
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