Last updated: June 13, 2018
In an effort to connect more youth to the outdoors, the National Park Service recently partnered with YMCAs across the nation to bring kids to their local national parks. As part of this ongoing effort, Cabrillo National Monument is proud to partner with the YMCA of San Diego County to bring hundreds of students to their national park this summer. From locals here in Point Loma to further away in North County, many of these students will be exploring their national park for the first time ever!
While at the park, these students will be completing the Cabrillo Adventure Activity Guide, a packet designed for self-guided groups to learn about all the stories Cabrillo National Monument has to offer. By completing the Cabrillo Adventure, these students will learn about the historical, cultural, and natural resources of Cabrillo National Monument and how to protect them for future generations. Last month, the Science Education team happily hosted leaders from YMCAs throughout San Diego County to walk them through the Cabrillo Adventure, setting them up for success as they bring groups of children to the park. Some YMCAs will also be utilizing our See Life Traveling Trunk, which brings the wonders of the tidepools and kelp forests to life from the comfort of their local Y.
NPS Photo/Alex Warneke: Park employees pose for a group photo with leaders from different YMCAs throughout San Diego County during a training at Cabrillo National Monument in May.
It is our hope that through this partnership we can inspire these youth to become the next generation of environmental stewards – those who speak up for natural places like Cabrillo National Monument and work to protect them for years to come. A special thank you to the YMCAs of San Diego County for helping to make all of this possible. Have fun on your summer adventure!