In addition to a report of the Land Trust's 2012 accomplishments and honoring David Hill, our community garden coordinator, Melissa Riley, ALT member and long time Attleboro teacher will present a power point presentation discussing startling research completed by Richard Louv in his best selling book “Last Child in the Woods” concerning the current disconnect children have with nature.
In keeping with a theme of our annual meeting keynote presentation, we have created and will distribute a new booklet free to kids and their families.
Our booklet , Take a Walk in Attleboro's Woods: A Book of Trails for Kids and Their Families, focuses on opening up discoveries in nature for children and their families. Trail maps for Attleboro Land Trust accessible properties, Attleboro Audubon sites and the Attleboro Conservation Commission’s canoe ramp to the Bungay River are included along with activities for the kids to complete while in the woods.
The goal of the booklet is the education of children and their families in the importance of preservation and conservation of land in its natural state for future generations.
The Land Trust has preserved the land and created the trails, now we need children and their families to get themselves on the trails and immerse themselves in nature.
For, “(What is the) extinction of a condor to a child who has never seen a wren?” - Robert Michael Pyle