Hike it Baby ran our second Bring it Outside workshop sequence this summer time in Gresham, Oregon at Nadaka Nature Park. Thanks to the help of a beneficiant grant from the Oregon Conservation & Recreation Fund, Hike it Baby was in a position to run programming on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, with each English and bilingual Spanish & English workshops accessible. This 4 week workshop sequence, every led by a unique facilitator, coated quite a lot of subjects to assist encourage households to spend time in nature collectively.
The facilitator led curriculum coated the fundamentals of getting outdoor, sensory play and how one can proceed the outside time behavior sooner or later past the workshop sequence, plus launched kiddos and their households to Leave No Trace ideas and conservation fundamentals. The workshop setting allowed members to obtain neighborhood and facilitator help, plus every household was supplied with bilingual sources and kit to assist make getting outdoor accessible to everybody.
Although the programming was geared in direction of younger youngsters ages 0-5, the entire household was inspired to take care of get pleasure from some outside enjoyable collectively, and Hike it Baby was in a position to serve 15 households via this workshop sequence. We supplied backpacks to all members, and quite a lot of provides so all households may take part within the outside actions freed from cost, plus snacks and water in any respect occasions.
We wrapped up the 4 workshop sequence with a Bring it Outside Family Festival in July, the place all attendees obtained extra free gear, sources, meals, drinks and a day of out of doors enjoyable. We loved spending time with all of those great households over the course of the sequence and the Family Festival occasion, and are trying ahead to our subsequent workshop sequence!
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