Engaging More People with the Outdoors

When Alexla was growing up, she wasn’t able to get outside much. In Summer of Service, she fell in love with the land. Now, as a Conserving Carolina intern, she’s helping make the great outdoors more accessible to all.

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They Wanted the Children to Know

The families that integrated Brevard schools “wanted the children to know that they were somebody.” The African-American Storyline project keeps their stories alive.

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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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