“Let us be good stewards of the Earth we inherited. All of us have to share the Earth's fragile ecosystems and precious resources, and each of us has a role to play in preserving them. If we are to go on living together on this earth, we must all be responsible for it.” Kofi Atta Annan
Monday’s OLL Nature Club at Guppy Falls brought out more new faces despite the surrounding thunderstorms and rain showers! That’s how we roll! We hiked to our favorite spot in the woods just above the falls, which has changed drastically since the recent rain storms, and again hauled lots of glass and debris out of the creek. We are to a point in our explorations where our kiddos are asking how the garbage made its way to the creek. They want to know how it got there, why it got there and they want it OUT! My observations over this past year has been that the more our children are in the woods to play and explore the wonders of their surroundings the more they develop a caring relationship and attitude with the habitat. They make it their own and they care for it deeply. If a tree is being misused they notice and speak up. If they see garbage they pick it up. That’s what happens each week we are out OLLing! I believe Kofi Annan a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize would be proud of our children and what Outdoor Life Learners stands for. Our goal for Outdoor Life Learners is simple. We want to foster the next generation of environmental stewards. Join our movement! OLL is proud to provide nature-immersion programs for children of all ages in the central NY area. Come on out and play with us and don’t forget to bring a plastic bag!
See you outside!