This upcoming 2018 & 2019 school year we will add additional schools to our program and teach an introductory course to children to provide information about national parks and the national park service.
This includes ecology, environmental science, and conservation. At the end of each semester the class will culminate with a trip to a place like Padre Island National Seashore.
Leadership, team-building and mentoring are incorporated into the program.
On June 22, the kids from San Antonio CAN Academy are headed to Guadalupe River State Park for a day of fun, spend time in the river and a hike with a ranger.
Crater Lake National Park
This summer we are taking a group of kids from San Antonio to California to meet up with Outward Bound Adventures (OBA). OBA is based in Pasadena, CA and has been connecting underserved youth to nature over 50 years.
We are collaborating with OBA and heading to Arches National Park in Utah. We will bring the Texas and California cultures together, camp, hike and complete a service project in the park.
January 2018 we began teaching a national park class to children at Davis Middle School. This was a wonderful beginning. The class focused on educating the kids about America's National Parks and the National Park Service. We also discussed ecology, conservation and our environment. Our group of kids went on multiple trips to the San Antonio Zoo and ended the semester with a trip to Padre Island National Seashore.
Since our original journey we've created a non-profit organization who's mission is to reach under served youth and connect the children with nature, the environment and national parks. We are also reaching children in the classroom and tutoring and mentoring school aged youth.
To see what we are up to now, look at: teachoneeachone.org