Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Adventure Play at the Parish School

Yesterday, Team East had the opportunity to visit the The Parish School in Houston, TX. The Parish School specializes in teaching children with language and learning differences. We worked with the after-school program, Adventure Play, where students create their own playground and build it themselves with the tools and supplies that are available. The program also has a natural outdoor space available for the students to explore and learn in and the program director, Jill Wood, wanted a chance to expose the students to the Leave No Trace program so they could take care of this space.

We introduced the fifteen students to Leave No Trace by facilitating What Principle Am I? from the PEAK pack and Surface Hopscotch from 101 Way to Teach Leave No Trace. We showed the students gear, such as binoculars and boots, that would help them Leave No Trace and explored which surfaces are durable and which are less so in their outdoor space. The group was very excited to show off their playground and to learn about our program!

All the best,

Agata and Jason

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