Children's Discovery Museum: Happy Trails

$24,875

open space authority funds contributed to project

2018

project awarded

The Authority helped to fund the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum’s Happy Trails Project, which offers a free, multiple-experience program addressing the lack of opportunities for today’s urban children to connect with nature. Happy Trails blazes a path for diverse, primarily low-income children and families to explore nature's health benefits and natural resources of the Santa Clara Valley through facilitated programming in the Museum's unique outdoor learning environment and nearby Guadalupe River, guided activities and trail hikes at open space preserves, and a fun nature festival.
Award Date:
May 24, 2018
Program:
Measure Q Environmental Education Grant Program
Location:
San Jose Children's Discovery Museum, Guadalupe River, and open space preserves countywide

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