U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 409
Mojave Desert WOWs inner-city kids
They were 28 kids from inner-city Los Angeles on a campout in the Mojave Desert. They‘ll surely remember the tarantulas, jack rabbits, and lizards they saw and learned about from Art Basulto, Barstow Field Office Ranger.
But through the Wonderful Outdoor World (WOW) Los Angeles program, sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks and BLM’s California Desert District, the youngsters learned much more – how to pitch a tent, cook outdoors, and wind sail on El Mirage Dry Lake. Says Noël Stephens, CDD volunteer coordinator, “If the kids learned nothing else, it was worth it for them just to see there really are stars in the night sky.”
- Noël Stephens, Dave Briery, BLM-California Desert District 11/12/09
|Last updated: 11-18-2009|