Bay Area Older Adults Environmental Education Park Crawl

$8,000

open space authority funds contributed to project

2018

project awarded

The Authority helped fund Bay Area Older Adults’ Environmental Education Park Crawl program. The project consists of eight, 4-hour walks in different parks and one wildlife lecture. Each two- to four-mile walk has an environmental theme that educates the participating adults age 60+ about our valley’s parks, natural resources, and urban green spaces. It also includes lunch, coordination of transportation, parking fees, and three trained guides. Participants will benefit in multiple ways: safely walking outdoors in a group is critical in reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and depression, and learning about nature promotes cognitive health and reduces the risk of dementia.
Award Date:
May 24, 2018
Program:
Measure Q Environmental Education Grant Program
Location:
Various locations countywide

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