With only one session of Wild Pagosa remaining, the program still has seven scholarships to award to Pagosa Springs youth.
These scholarships are awarded to participants based on financial need. The scholarships have been funded through the generosity of local donors such as GECKO, the Masonic Lodge, Terry’s Ace Hardware, the Ruritan Club, and the Wild Turkey Federation.
The third session of Wild Pagosa’s Summer Institute is called “Wilderness Quest,” and will take place from July 27-31. This session is for 10- and 11-year-olds.
The Wilderness Quest adventure will offer place-based instruction and activities in river hydrology, riparian habitats and water conservation. Enrollees will participate in hands-on activities, exploration hikes, and will learn to keep a daily nature journal. They will also be introduced to the Leave No Trace principals and participate in team-building activities. There will be a special trip to the Hershey Ranch, where students will participate in fieldwork under the guidance of Becky Gillette, southwest regional director of the Audubon Society. The culminating activities will include an overnight campout and a local, nature-based service project.
For more information, call 946-8612, or visit the Web site at www.wildpagosa.homestead.com.