Summer 2014: What’s Happening This Week (08/04/14)

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2014 Photo By: Conner (age 12) from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Missoula County

Here is what’s happening around the country with Parks in Focus® this week:

CALIFORNIA
Our summer activities with the Sequoia YMCA are wrapping up with a photography lab session, where participants will review and critique photos from their recent trip to Yosemite National Park. The session will conclude with a photo slideshow for family & friends on Wednesday evening at the YMCA.

Our summer activities in California are made possible by generous support from the Yosemite Conservancy.

MICHIGAN
In West Michigan, we led our second and final pre-trip outing with a group of new participants from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County. The participants explored Muskegon State Park with guest educators from the Stepping Stones program, a joint initiative of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University Extension. The outing helped prepare participants for next week’s six-day camping trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Our summer Parks in Focus® activities in Newaygo County are made possible by the Fremont Area Community Foundation and the DTE Energy Foundation.

MONTANA
Today, we kicked off our second of two five-day camping trips to Glacier National Park with 12 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. The trip is being led by a team of staff from Parks in Focus® and the Glacier Institute.

Our summer Glacier in Focus program is made possible by generous support from the National Park Foundation’s America’s Best Idea Grant, an Every Day Events Grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation and the Glacier National Park Conservancy.

Stay tuned for more photos, media releases and updates from all of our summer 2014 programs.

Parks in Focus® is made possible through grants and donations. To help us continue to provide opportunities for underserved youth to connect with nature through photography, click here.

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