We have a little break in the weather, come on down if your interested in the program. We are at the Bolinas campus working with Native plants with Ben and using the campus today to play games, share food and connect with the new group.
Applications and Scholarships available today. Please pick one up in the library.
We are back after a rejuvenating hibernation this winter and excited to engage with the land and all the Young Stewards out there.
Starting on February 1, 5th-8th graders enrolled in Young Stewards of the Land have this to look forward to:
Shelter making, animal tracking, plant foraging, basic wilderness first aid, fire making using no matches, herbal salve making, loving up the freebox, storytelling, primitive skills with Tamara Wilder and more.
University of San Francisco environmental studies students will be present to mentor the 5th-8th graders, which includescreating/leading games related to each day’s activities. Ian McClaird and Meg Campbell, both trained and committed outdoor educators, will be assisting with the class from day one and will lead a number of the activities planned including fire making and wilderness first aid. Local experts like Eden Clearbrook and Richard Vaca will come and share their knowledge with us. And yes, there will be delicious snack to begin each Friday gathering.
If you are interested in joining the afterschool Young Stewards program please fill out this application:
or come to our first session on Friday, February 1 at 3PM where we will be tending to the native plants with Ben, working with Ian and Meg in the school garden, and firing up the cob oven for pizzas with Melinda. The pizzas will be enjoyed at the school bonfire later that evening. Games and icebreakers will be played throughout the afternoon.
I look forward to our stewarding adventures…
With the caring guidance of Lia Sabbatini, Veena Lucas, Meadow Evans and Chelsie Fontan-Walker
Optimism is how we get through some of the toughest times in our lives.
Learning to be optimistic through little discomforts help us build stamina and patience to get to the next step and learn that in time everything will be ok.
Optimism helps problem solving and working through miscommunications.
With optimism we learn to work with others that we never would have thought of working with before!
Discomforts build our stamina, our trust in ourselves and others.
Let’s change the sarcastic beliefs we have heard many times through positive experiences.
“You don’t have to do it all yourself for things to be done right.”
Let’s drop judgements and let new environments give you the chance to see people in a new ways.
An unlikely teammate may have a new perspective that makes an improvement to our day.
Someone you thought was unkind may have just been in pain.
Expecting best intentions will soften many pathways and open many doors.
In our program we intend to support our youth in being OPTIMISTIC. We give people a chance. We help build patience and stamina for the discomforts that can be physical or emotional. We support our youth in ways which will help them to feel safe and make connections to our local and global communities as they travel.