OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Outdoor Adventure Program
The outdoor Adventure program is designed to increase the time students spend in nature-rich spaces as well as increase the presence of youth on the hiking trails of East Bay Regional Parks. Covid 19 has highlighted the inequities around the lack of nature-rich spaces for inner-city children as well as highlighted the positive impacts nature-rich spaces have on coping with the isolation of the pandemic. A nature-rich space is defined as more than energy efficiency. It is about green spaces, beauty, health, biodiversity, creativity, and social justice. HG’s Outdoor Adventures brings all these principles together in a program that encompasses hiking, mitigation, erosion, and restoration work through service projects that help contribute to the healing of the environment.
HG is uniquely qualified to introduce this program to school districts, schools, and parents in need because we have over ten years of experience taking inner-city children on the hiking trails of East Bay Regional Parks from Concord to Oakland. We have experienced naturalists of Color who have been working and hiking the trails of the Bay Area for over ten years, strong school and neighborhood partnerships, and programming that increases the use of nature-rich spaces by City kids. HG provides transportation to and from outdoor adventure programming. Students will engage with lessons that increase their awareness of the geography, ecology, and habitat that live within the East Bay Regional Parks.
Open Monday thru Friday
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (for those meeting at the trail)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Learning Pods are for 8-12 students to one adult and a youth worker.
Sessions are one week,
Twenty hours per week
*No drop-ins, and must enroll into one session at the minimum
$10.00 per hour
We are definitely looking forward to next year and would strongly support similar nature programs during the school year too, so that kids can learn about seasonal change hands on. Just sayin”.