Video: Alexla’s Story

Alexla Perez-Sanchez used to feel that she didn’t have a place in the outdoors, having immigrated to WNC from Mexico as a young child. After her experience in Summer of Service, that’s changed. 100%.

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If You Plant It, They Will Come

Educator and farmer Kim Bailey grows plants for butterfly gardens. The first time she saw a monarch’s metamorphosis, she says, “Apparently, it changed me, because I got totally hooked on it!

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Youth Interpretive Hike: DuPont State Forest

Join Conserving Carolina and the Carolina Mountain Club for a Youth Hike! Hike with us to Triple Falls, High Falls, and Hooker Falls as we interpret the land. Learn about the history of DuPont State Recreational Forest and the importance of public lands.

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Hikers and Advocates

What do these 7 Hiking Challenge participants have in common? They all love hiking. And they’re all passionate advocates for the outdoors, in their own ways.

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Video: Bearwallow Field Trips

Check out this beautiful video of kids enjoying a field trip to Bearwallow Mountain! We hope these field trips spark a sense of wonder, a connection to the land, and a conservation ethic in upcoming generations.

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The Hiking Club

Kids in the Rise & Shine hiking club in Brevard connect with the outdoors in their own ways — whether they’re taking photos, wading in waterfalls, or just laughing with their friends.

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