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Jason the Treefrog

Jason the Treefrog By: Julia Barerra, WYP Intern Every Tuesday, the Treefrogs come out to play in Santa Barbara. Not real tree frogs, but the WYP kind, inquisitive and rambunctious K-2nd graders ready to take on the American Riviera. Departing from the beautiful Rose Garden, they traverse the canyons, mountains, and beaches of Goleta, eager […]

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Why Families Choose WYP

Why Families Choose WYP Are you ready for summer camp with Wilderness Youth Project? Ready to want to stay all day at the river, to jump from stone to stone and see the ocean in the distance, and above all, to share memories and make friends this summer? We already feel the sand under our

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Top 10 Reasons We Love WYP in Winter

TOP 10 REASONS WHY WE LOVE WYP PROGRAMS IN WINTER 10. Our open spaces are the least crowded they are all year 9. Climbing trees that no longer have leaves and remembering what they look like during the rest of the year 8. The creeks start to run wild and we get to play in

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Tips for Nature Connection / Consejos para tener conexión con la naturaleza

Tips for Nature Connection / Consejos para tener conexión con la naturaleza Ver en Español Parent Resource Guide: Tips for Nature Connection If your family is enjoying the benefits of nature connection and you want to do more together, here are some simple things to do. Some can take as little as 5 minutes… Take

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Monarchs & Milkweed / Monarcas y algodoncillo

Monarchs & Milkweed / Monarcas y algodoncillo Ver en español Have you seen a monarch butterfly in your neighborhood lately? News outlets have been sharing that the butterflies are back! Annual migration of monarchs shows highest numbers in years. To celebrate this good news, we wanted to share this story. Thank you to Kristin Van

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WYP DIY: Bay Nut Truffle Recipe

WYP DIY: Bay Nut Truffle Recipe / WYP HAZLO TÚ MISMO: Receta de trufas de laurel Ver en español Deep gratitude to the beautiful wise Bay Laurel trees, all of the forces of sun, soil, and rain that nurture them, and the many indigenous peoples who tend/tended those groves and carry knowledge of how to use

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Giving Thanks & Seeking Support / Damos gracias y pedimos su apoyo

Ver en español We Give Thanks & Ask for Your Support Give Today Can you help us raise $280,191 more for scholarships this year? We give thanks. For the kids who came outdoors and connected with us, even when things felt uncertain. And for each and every one of you believed that nature connection could sustain

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WYP DIY: Imaginary Hide & Seek

WYP DIY: Imaginary Hide & Seek This is a game of memory, mental mapping, awareness, and navigation! Age Range: All ages Number of Players: 2 or more Space and Time Requirements:  This game can be played anywhere. Rounds can be anywhere from 2-10 minutes long Intro Many animals out in the wild will use their

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WYP DIY: A Parent’s Perspective

WYP DIY: A Parent’s Perspective Nearby nature is all around! From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, we are providing you with resources and WYP DIY Activities that more deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. “As a mother of two young children, who are living in a world filled with more

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WYP DIY: Scavenger Hunt for Red

WYP DIY: Scavenger Hunt for Red Why red? Red says: WHY NOT?! Red is warm oxygenated blood pumping. Flowers that POP through carpets of green. Cochineal pigments. Ember red coals. DANGER! STOP! Bright berries beckon…edible fruits or poisonous berry? Let’s get to know Red!  Transcribe these questions to your journal OR click here for a printable

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