The Open Space Council wants to bring nature within reach of all Bay Area residents. Last year we conducted research and wrote a report about connecting a particular population of Bay Area residents - young people from underserved communities - to the outdoors. The Park Connections project identified 5 key barriers between young people and the parks, trails, and open spaces we have in the region.
The work continues with a workshop series in Marin County, thanks to support from the Marin Community Foundation. The Community Bridges Workshops will bring together practioners and funders to improve access to parks and open spaces for underserved youth in Marin County. Join us for one or both workshops to build partnerships, learn about best practices and identify ways to make it happen (i.e., funding!).
Ideas and Inspiration: May 18, 9am-2pm at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center, Tiburon
- Learn about the incredible array of programs and services in Marin County
- Highlight best practices in teen program delivery and funding
Nuts and Bolts: June 2, 12pm-5pm at the Canal Alliance, San Rafael
- Hear from and talk with teen program participants
- Discuss and brainstorm challenges and opportunities related to funding and transportation
Lunch will be provided at both workshops and allow for ample time for conversation.
Will you join the conversation?
You can attend one or both workshops. Questions? Send them to Emma at emma [at] openspacecouncil [dot] org
Funding for these workshops is provided by the Marin Community Foundation.