During the past twelve years, the NatureBridge WildLink program has given over 175 students from Turlock and Pitman High schools the opportunity to experience week-long expeditions through Yosemite’s wilderness. On a clear winter’s morning Half Dome can be seen from the outskirts of town looming large 72 miles away, yet fewer than 30% of our student population has ever been to Yosemite. The WildLink experience creates life-long stewards of the environment and has led to multiple careers working for the National Parks, Forest Service and other wilderness-inspired careers. We are deeply saddened that our October 13th-18th trip seems to be in dire straits due to the continuing federal shutdown.
How you can help
Tell Congress our children and teens need their national parks back! Help us make sure that all members of Congress know that every day national parks are closed, our children and teens are missing out on life-changing, hands-on environmental science programs in our parks.
Tell the world why hands-on learning in national parks is important to you! Share your national park memories and photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with hashtag #WhyCongressWhy
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