Summer Programs

Summer 2004

Each summer the native american program runs a 2 week summer learning adventure. These students participate in macro invertabrate studies, water quality testing, animal tracking and various crafts.

Looking forward to 2004 summer. The Outdoor Learning Center will be providing support to the West Valley School Districts 21st Century program.

We are also planning night time bat and owl programs for all community memebers, please contact us for a schedule or check our calendar. We will also be having composting classes.

Summer 2007!

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Summer 2010!

For this year we spent some time looking at accessibility and mobility options that exist for folks with disabilities or physical mobility limitations who want to go on vacation but are also interested in getting to see more of the great outdoors without feeling restricted in their movements.

There were lots of ideas thrown into the mix, but one in particular came up again and again in the form of specially adapted RVs specially for wheelchair users. In the following paragraphs, we discuss this option that really appealed to some folks:

RVs for People with Disabilities

One area that really brings people together is in helping each other and there are few areas where this is more important than helping people with disabilities to enjoy the great outdoors by bringing them into places like this where nature can really be enjoyed first hand. That goes for kids as well as adults and one of the better ways of getting people to the places where they can enjoy the benefits of the natural world is in a specially adapted RV.

An RV is a great way to transport folks to nature centers and if those folks have physical disabilities that would otherwise restrict their choices of vacation or ability to get out into the wild, then a handicapped RV is a great way to do that.

To Buy or To Rent a Wheelchair Accessible RV

Of course not everybody can afford to purchase a specially customized RV for this purpose as the costs can be prohibitive, with some RVs costing more than a regular house! But there is one way around this problem that allows many thousands of people to travel to their destinations by road in an RV and that's by taking advantage of the RV rental side of the business.

You can find out more about handicap accessible RV rentals by visiting that useful resource in the link, or stay tuned for more discussion on this interesting topic of freedom of mobility with RV comfort in the next instalment here. For now, suffice it to say that renting an accessible RV can be a very cost effective way of getting the kind of vacation you want without the sky high cost of buying and having to maintain one of the expensive vehicles.

The beauty of this kind of vacation is of course the freedom aspect, which allows you to take off along the open road to go where you want to go and not feel hemmed in by the restrictions of the typical kind of wheelchair holiday resort. It's certainly something worth considering and if you do decide to give it a try, you should contact the center for more information.

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