This past weekend, our Outdoor Explorers took to Point Reyes National Seashore for a communal coastal experience. The group enjoyed lunch, solo time, and team building activities on the beach. Pre/post survey results showed 93% of students felt an increase in their relationship with the coast and/or a strong sense of belonging to the coastline after participating on this trip.
Hear from our Outdoor Explorers on how the beach makes them feel!
“I liked being at the beach and finding rocks. It was pretty fun being on the coast” – David, Outdoor Explorer
“Relaxed and at ease” – William, Outdoor Explorer
“It made me feel at one with nature” – Justin, Outdoor Explorer
“I felt closer to nature and good positive energy” – Julius, Outdoor Explorer
“It made me feel happy & it gave me a sense of belonging” Marianna, Outdoor Explorer
“I felt very calm and relaxed” – Cece, Outdoor Explorer
“It was soothing, just staring at the ocean and hearing it” – Ashly, Outdoor Explorer
“I was very relaxed while I was sitting at the beach. I did not feel stressed and all my worries flowed away like the ocean waves. The beach waves were beautiful and peaceful” – Hillary, Outdoor Explorer
“Good, it was really relaxing” – Munachi, Outdoor Explorer
“I haven’t been to the beach in a bit so I really enjoyed it” – Katheline, Outdoor Explorer
“I liked seeing the ocean, it made me feel happy” – Jaiden, Outdoor Explorer
“It made me feel inspired” – Carson, Outdoor Explorer
“It made me feel relaxed, I wouldn’t mind doing it again.” – Ayden, Outdoor Explorer
“It was really calming” – Andrew, Outdoor Explorer
Thank you to the California State Coastal Conservancy for helping us provide coastal experiences for our youth. We and the students appreciate you immensely!
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