This first annual symposium:
1) Starts with the stories of you – what you as individuals, organizations, classrooms, and families experienced in outdoor activities …with or without WildPlaces as your guide.
2) Takes these experiences collectively to create a blueprint for communities to engage in public lands both as visitor and change agent; and finally,
3) Identify solutions to overcome the barriers preventing many in Central Valley communities from accessing National Parks, National Forests, National Monuments, or any open natural space.
The interactive discussions will cover updates on adapting to drought and climate, strengthening public land management policy, and identify how the loss of the connection with Nature is seen within communities. Hopefully, a balance of attendees will hold space for both those steeped in the experience of the wild and those who haven’t yet introduced themselves to the southern Sierra Nevada, our closest mountain neighbor.
Thank you for consideration of this free event. Please RSVP soon. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org and 559.539.5263.