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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 336

BLM helps kids "Take It Outside"

As part of the 100 sites for National Get Outdoors Day, Wonderful Outdoor World (WOW) Los Angeles held a camp-out at Eagle Rock Recreation Center for 44 urban youth. (story continues below)

Noël Stephens of the BLM shows a rosy boa to a visitor at the event
BLM-California's Noel Stephens shares handling of a rosy boa with a visitor

The BLM California Desert District (CDD) Office and the Angeles National Forest provided outdoor education to urban youth ages 8-12 during the overnight campout. Noël Stephens, CDD WOW coordinator, presented workshops on water conservation and trees. As WOW coordinator, Stephens incorporates BLM Take It Outside messages and experiences for the participating youth.

BLM Learning Landscapes - Wonderful Outdoors World - Information on the program nationally.

Wonderful Outdoor World - More information from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

BLM-California is also a partner in the Desert Discovery Center in Barstow, which also held a celebration for the first national Get Outdoors Day.

- S. Razo, 6/08

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 336

Last updated: 06-18-2008