First generation families experience nature
Dear Bonnie (Lewisboro Land Trust):
Thank you so ,much for hosting the families of the Community Center of Northern Westchester on September 22, 2018 at the Angle Fly preserve in Somers, New York.
Our twenty two participants came from six different families and four different towns. Spirits were high as we drove from the Center to the preserve aboard the beautiful bus the Lewisboro Land Trust provided.
Once the hike began, it was fascinating to see how interested the children and teenagers were...For our families, many have not had the experience of walking through nature with people who could impart as much information as they received that day-and the fact that we had four very kowledgeable guides with us was just amazing.
The biggest connection I saw made that day, was our families disovering (it seemed like for the first time), the fact that many of Westchester's parks are free and open to the families to explore. I believe that Lewisboro Land Trust really opened the door to utilizing parks and preserves for our families for the first time for many of our families who participated that day. A key piece of information that will be a lifelong beneift to all.
We can not thank the Llewisboro Land Trust enough for hositng this event as it was not only fun, but also educational for our families.
Celeste Potash, Program Manager
We learn about our natural environment
We see how good nature makes us feel