Summer 2014: What’s Happening This Week (08/11/14)

2014 Photo By: Estella (age 10) from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

Parks in Focus® is in the final stretch of the summer 2014 season. Here is what’s happening around the country this week:

In West Michigan, we are leading a group of 10 youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County on our final immersion trip of the summer to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will camp within the Lakeshore, interact with park rangers, go on challenging hikes, canoe, fish and take a sunset cruise of the Lakeshore with Pictured Rocks Cruises.

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

This week, we are hosting the first of two photography workshops with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. Participants will have an opportunity to review their photos from last week’s trip to Glacier National Park and write about their experiences. Photo highlights will be showcased to the students’ families and peers later this week.

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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