Ketcha was established in 1964 and has created wonderful memories for youth and adults alike throughout the years. Our Ketcha team currently has a wealth of camp & outdoor experience that guides our work each day. We value what the outdoors has to offer for our community. (Camp Ketcha, 2015) While volunteering at Camp Ketcha, I spent my time working with kids between
When it comes to playing and exploring, children use every sense to help them take in the natural world and understand the changes. Children can take risks outdoors but they also have the opportunity to manage risks. The opportunity is also there for children to role play and try out new things. From a schools perspective, installing outdoor classrooms and play areas in the form of shelters, sail shades and school canopies can be relatively cost effective and they may even get help towards the funding through grants and other national building
In the formative years of children’s lives, they acquire the knowledge of the most important life lessons. Antonia’s experiences were shaped in her early years of life as a young woman. Willa Cather’s piece, “My Antonia,” depicts an immigrant girl learning what it is to be a pioneer on the central plains. She matures into a strong mother who knows how to sustain her family on the land. Throughout the novel, Antonia learns many valuable life lessons that develop her into a loving mother and wife.
In Willa Cather’s book, My Antonia, the theme of childhood can be seen throughout the book and affects the meaning taken from the story. A childhood theme can add so much to a story and really drive the points the author wants to make. As the novel follows Jim throughout his childhood the theme of innocence and maturity are displayed throughout the story in multiple circumstances. Jim and Antonia’s relationship revolves around their adventures as they explore the prairie and all its wonders.
I would like to become an active member of Carrboro High School’s National Honor Society in order to benefit my community through service. I am immensely committed to serving and improving my community, as I have made distinctly clear with my 143 service hours. Through these service hours, I have focused on the improvement of the future community by helping disenfranchised refugee children coming from horrible living conditions in Western Africa, by teaching children about biology, chemistry, and scientific history, by preparing freshmen for their high school careers, by raising money to protect and aid voiceless animals hurt in car crashes and other human infringements, and by creating rain gardens, planting food crops, and decreasing Carrboro High School’s environmental
Sledding is remarkably fun in the winter, when you are careful. Cold, wet, and beautiful white snow, blankets small hills in my home of Indiana in the shivering December-February months. But venturesome cardboard sledding, in California at anytime of the year, is loads more fun in my experience. I was 9 years old, and my elder sister and I flew out to the west coast into a busy suburban city near the Golden Gate Bridge to see our relatives on our mother’s side. As you may know of, California is known for their golden rolling hills of tall tan grass and hovering-over-homes redwood trees.
3 Main Points – Tanja Lagoon follows the majority of the ecotourism principles. However, these the biggest three are - 1. Tanja Lagoon involves education among all parties - local communities, government, nongovernmental organizations, industry, and tourists (before, during, and after the trip). 2. Tanja Lagoon plays an active role in conserving the natural resources, which provide the visitors their experience.
He continues by saying what the tribe is like and how much land they had. For instance, Momaday says “They had controlled the open range from the Smokey Hill River to the Red”. In fact, he creates images of thought the whole essay. Such as the land, what the tribe does and his grandmother praying. He says, “The last time I saw her she prayed
Since sixth grade, the Boy Scouts of America, specifically Troop 39 in Burlington, has played a large role in my personal development and growth. I started at the bottom of the totem pole, and worked my way to the top through years of hard work and dedication to finally reach my childhood goal of being an Eagle Scout. This journey through scouting, and my achieving in attaining this rank, also represents my transition in my life from childhood to adulthood, within both my family and community. As I grew as a scout, I also grew as a person; and although my being an Eagle Scout marked an end to my scouting career, it also marked the beginning to my life as an adult. As an Eagle Scout, I 've learned many skills that proved to be useful in scouting, but also in life as well.
To answer this question we must first understand the importance of play. If we understand, on the most basic level, that play is essential for a child to have a good health and wellbeing. Then it could be concluded that outdoor play needs to be considered as an important component of education and care. Outdoor play has recently been included in the early year’s framework across the UK. The Statutory Framework for early year’s foundation stage in England now includes an expectation that young children will be offered good quality outdoor environments in order to support their 6 areas of development such as; physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual language, and social.
Looking back on my four years as an FFA member of the New Lexington FFA Chapter, I can name several skills I’ve learned that I truly believe got me to where I am today. I remember my freshman self. Too nervous and shy to stand up and say the FFA motto in front of my Plant and Animal Science class. Twelve short words to recite for bonus points in class. I knew it, but was just too shy to stand up.
Consistent civic engagement serves to be very prominent in my life. I believe that it is necessary to band together with like-minded individuals, conduct volunteerism, and promote the well-being of a society. Whether it is through the promotion of diversity and culture or by physically ameliorating the society that has nurtured me. Volunteering does not only improve the community visually and physically, but spiritually. Through my own experiences, I enjoy giving back to the community as well as the society as a whole.
I also want to connect and conduct leadership and service roles with other members who have the same passion as me by extending our service to the community. It would be a great leadership opportunity for me to actively engage in activities and programs that exhibit servant leadership on behalf of Pace University. I believe that this honor society will enhance my leadership skills by creating a community based on benevolence and compassion. I believe that my personality and passion for servant leadership would benefit Lambda Sigma because I love to engage in community service. I am also from a very diverse environment, in which I can bring a new perspective to this community based off of values that I cherish in my every day life such as hōʻihi (respect), kuleana (responsibility), haʻahaʻa (humility), and mālama (to care).
Students in a classroom need to have a set time to be able to go outdoors. As a future teacher, I plan to incorporate nature inside and outside the classroom. For example; in the classroom one can accomplish the walls to have trees, and the ceiling as the sky, and the floor as the ground. There are many ways to include nature inside the classroom for students to be able to learn and to communicate. In the book, “Last Child in the Woods” talks about researches “demonstrating on children how they have the ability to selected where they want to play through natural settings” (Louv, 89).