Alabama sings about it in “Pass It On Down,” Richard Louv writes about it in “Last Child in the Woods,” and 4-H engages youth in nature to educate and develop environmental stewards.
Richard Louv eloquently draws us to reconnect with the environment; sharing his research and moving us to recall our own memories of solitude in nature. He inspires us to keep the next generation connected. Caldwell County 4-H will “learn by doing” as we explore Grayson Highlands State Park. To celebrate Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22) we are offering a day trip to Grayson Highlands State Park in nearby Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Park Ranger, Julie Slater will be our guide. We will learn about the Wilburn Ridge Pony Sanctuary, hike Massie Gap including a portion of the Appalachian Trail, and conclude with an afternoon pinnacle hike. Space will be limited, please enroll your child in our Earth Day trip as soon as possible.
This trip is a preamble to our Summer Exploring day camp program. June through August, we will be offering horse camps, agriculture exploration, renewable energy, farm to fork cooking, early aviation through space exploration, river ecology and fishery biology, and environmental stewardship learning opportunities. To get on our mailing list or enroll in our Earth day trip, please call the Caldwell County 4-H Youth Development office at 828.757.1257.
Play in it, explore it, and understand it so we can appreciate and respect it…we want to be a part Caldwell County youth becoming stewards of their environment. “So let’s leave some blue up above us, Let’s leave some green on the ground, It’s only ours to borrow, let’s save some for tomorrow, Leave it and pass it on down.”