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You’re Invited: Workshops about Youth, Nature and Marin County

May 9, 2011

The Open Space Council wants to bring nature within reach of all Bay Area residents.  Last year we conducted research and wrote a report about connecting a particular population of Bay Area residents – young people from underserved communities – to the outdoors.  The Park Connections project identified 5 key barriers between young people and the parks, trails, and open spaces we have in the region.  

The work continues with a workshop series in Marin County, thanks to support from the Marin Community Foundation.  The Community Bridges Workshops will bring together practioners and funders to improve access to parks and open spaces for underserved youth in Marin County.  Join us for one or both workshops to build partnerships, learn about best practices and identify ways to make it happen (i.e., funding!).  

Ideas and Inspiration: May 18, 9am-2pm at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center, Tiburon


Nuts and Bolts: June 2, 12pm-5pm at the Canal Alliance, San Rafael


Lunch will be provided at both workshops and allow for ample time for conversation.

Will you join the conversation? 

Click here to register for the May 18 Workshop 

Click here to register for the June 2 Workshop  

You can attend one or both workshops.  Questions?  Send them to Emma at emma [at] openspacecouncil [dot] org 



Funding for these workshops is provided by the Marin Community Foundation.