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Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11 At Lumberyard


May 10, 2018

Muddy Sneakers students spend a good bit of time outdoors, of course. They take day trips to study the flora and the fauna, to learn from field instructors about life cycles and weather patterns and how humans directly impact the environment.

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection of DuPont State Recreational Forest, gathered on the front porch of Schenck's mountain cabin at Green River Preserve. Fueled by the ideas presented in Richard Louv's book "Last Child in the Woods," the three discussed ideas for how to better connect local children with the conserved natural areas surrounding their communities. The desire was to work with local public-school students in western N...

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