Episode 2: Climb Higher
NATIONAL PARK TRUST
“Teaching in an urban setting, it’s difficult for my students to have opportunities to go outdoors,” says Ida B. Wells Middle School teacher Heimy Salgado, “We need to ensure our students go out to National Parks, we tell them all the time, ‘You own them, they are yours to go to, so Let’s Go!”
Working with National Park Trust’s Buddy Bison Program, we took Heimy’s entire class to Carderock Recreation Area on the outskirts of Washington D.C. for an adventure they won’t soon forget. Not only was it the first time many of them were able to venture out of the city, it was their first opportunity to experience the exhilaration of rock climbing. Our cameras captured the anxiety, the excitement, and ultimately, the gratefulness the students radiated, documenting—in real time—the genesis of a new generation of outdoor advocates.
Ida B. Wells Middle School student, Chiagoziem Njoku, preparing to climb in Carderock Recreation Area.
Inspiring? We think so. We awarded National Park Trust for their ongoing stewardship efforts with a $25,000 grant through our Parks For All program. We love giving back to groups that celebrate and protect the outdoor spaces we all love.
When it’s five degrees celsius with relentless wind and rain, most people wouldn’t say it’s beach weather. But if you’re Hugo Tagholm, you say “Let’s Go!”
We joined the Surfers Against Sewage CEO on the coastline of Cornwall, UK for one of their recent beach cleanups. It was one of over 1,530 organized coastal cleanups the non-profit organization led in 2019. Throughout their 29 years of activism, SAS, has actively campaigned to protect the oceans, beaches, and wildlife all over the UK, and has diverted more than 200,000 lbs of trash from our oceans and water supply.
Lizzi Larbalestier and volunteers assisting with beach cleanup in Cornwall, UK.
Inspiring? We think so. That's why we awarded Surfers Against Sewage with a Parks For All grant in 2019, and again in 2020. We love giving back to groups that celebrate the outdoors and protect the spaces we love.
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