Volume 5, No. 1 October 2016
Fall is always our favorite time of year, probably because there’s so much going on. It’s exciting! We have a lot to share, and we know you’re busy so we’ll keep it brief.
We celebrated our one-year anniversary here at the Magnolia Place Family Center. We’ve created the Paseo program to take families for a day in the Santa Monica Mountains. We’ve launched the (Eco)Literacy Story Hour to support the family literacy program at Magnolia Place. And we’re just getting started. If you’d like to visit us here, please get in touch. We’d love to show you around.
A Drop in the Bucket Returns
With the beginning of the school year back in August we have re-launched our water conservation education program A Drop in the Bucket, sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Last year, reached over 15,000 students all across the greater Los Angeles region. This year, we aim to reach even more. Keep an eye out for one of our Dropmobiles at a school near you!
17 Years of Full Circle
Just a few days ago we launched this year’s Full Circleprogram with schools in Echo Park and Venice. This marks 17 years of Full Circle, helping students connect with the world around them… and with each other. The Full Circle curriculum received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Environmental Education in 2012. But it’s the instructors who bring the program alive that deserve the credit, so here’s a shout out to Julie and Brittany and their team. They are gifted teachers and we are so lucky to have them!
Finally, we are proud to announce a new board leadership team here at The Wildwoods Foundation. They are steering Wildwoods into a new era. We are so thankful for their service. Drop by our board page on our website and get to know them.
We’ll be in touch with more news in a few months, but until then we hope that you get outside and enjoy some of this amazing fall weather. If you’re here with us in Southern California, this is some of our prime hiking weather. Make the best of it.
Dwain Wilson, M.Ed.