Land Trust Learning Landscapes program receives award
The Feather River Land Trust’s Learning Landscapes program received an award for innovation and excellence in nature-based education at the statewide California Council of Land Trusts annual conference.
Paul Hardy, executive director of FRLT, and Rob Wade, Learning Landscapes coordinator, accepted the award in front of more than 400 dinner guests at the conference gala held at the Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 4.
Darla Guenzler, executive director of the California Council of Land Trusts, presented the award to Hardy and Wade, congratulating FRLT on developing a successful outdoor education model that supports teachers and schools, and inspires the future conservation stewards of the Feather River watershed.
Learning Landscapes is FRLT’s conservation and education program designed to greatly enhance children’s contact with the natural world, place-based learning and hands-on stewardship experiences.
Together with willing landowners, partners from the school district and land trust staff and expert consultants, Learning Landscapes conserves natural areas as outdoor classrooms within a 10-minute walk of every public school in the Feather River watershed, while supporting their educational use through teacher training and natural science tools.
Diverse sources of funding from grants to individual donations have been acquired by FRLT to support this program.
To learn more about Learning Landscapes and the Feather River Land Trust visit frlt.org or call Karen Kleven at 283-5758.