Community Outreach- The Dreaming Tree Art in Nature Field Trips
Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe, Co-sponsored by Nevada State Parks
Our Cause: Art in Nature Field Trips
Jay Howard, park supervisor of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park said “Nevada State Parks is proud to collaborate with, and support, the activities of the Trails and Vistas organization. The Art Hikes, Art Hikes for Schools, World Concert, and other various hikes done at Sand Harbor and Spooner Backcountry is a fun and unique way to enjoy the great outdoors.
The way Trails and Vistas joins art and nature in an outdoor setting is simply an experience that every child must have."
"Thank you. I loved quieting our minds. I loved your music. I never knew we only had
1 percent of our water on the earth was drinkable water. I really loved sketching."
– Curtis, 3rd grader, Creekside School
Dear Trails and Vistas,
"Thank you for a great time. I liked all the stations because they were really fun and inspiring. People were asking me to trade marbles with them but I said no because I feel like the marbles have our dream in them. I feel like they have something about us in them. I really liked the poetry and music because it was inspiring." -Bryn
3rd grade/Glenshire Elementary School
Art + Environment= STEAM
". . . the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity. We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children's minds and spirits.”
–National Standards for Arts Education