October 2013

UCCR & CA State Parks and County Buildings

UCCR President, Mike Carr reports…"Continuing to work with Sempervirens Fund on the second draft of a business plan for Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains (CA) that could be used once the new parking lot and facilities are developed. Spoke with my contact at Student Conservation Association today about

Camp Role in Environmental Literacy

 The "No Child Left Inside" (NCLI) Act that was re-introduced to congress in July 2013 would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to develop environmental literacy plans for kids. Our camps can provide valuable resources as places where children and youth can explore a sense of wonder and excitement about being in a natural setting. As Congress considers the proposed amendment, consider how our camps and retreats, as facilities and programs, might further encourage environmental education.