Teen Environmental Leadership Academy
Join us this summer for a Marine Awareness Outing with the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin — a day of citizen-science and service learning, wrapped in mindfulness. We will walk on Drake’s Beach, take notes on all observable human activity, then return up the beach collecting litter for analysis at the end.
The day opens with a good-morning circle. We will do yoga on the beach, play a game, and end with mindful listening to the ocean. Lunch provided by Good Earth Natural Foods of Fairfax. Dates: TBA!
The Teen Environmental Leadership Academy (TELA) is a unique summer program that began in 2011. Approximately 40 youth have explored nature, learned to meditate, and developed speaking skills. In our second year, teens’ speeches at San Rafael City Hall inspired a resolution on alco-pops (a sweet alcoholic beverage targeting teens) adopted unanimously by the City Council. In 2014, teens studied water conservation and met with board members of the Marin Municipal Water District, a City Councilman, and a County Supervisor. This year will add to the rich history of nature exploration and mindfulness that we have enjoyed together.
Join us! If you are interested in this summer’s trips to Drake’s Beach, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
To see more . . . Click here for a 3-minute slide show of 2012′s TELA program.
Thanks to the following markets who donated lunches in 2014!
Epicurean Group, fine arts, catering, and distinctive community dining, including food services at Marin County’s Civic Center
Good Earth Natural Foods, 720 Center Blvd., Fairfax
West End Café, 1131 4th St, San Rafael
Whole Foods Market, 414 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley