Bay Area Older Adults Environmental Education Park Crawl

$8,000

open space authority funds contributed to project

2018

project awarded

The Authority was proud to help 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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