My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wild Earth, High Falls, NY, USA
Our daughter has participated in Wild Earth's summer camps and weekend offerings during the school year. She has loved Kestrel camp and Mystwood. Both programs have been full of caring instructors who are warm, creative, and enthusiastic about kids and their ideas. Through Wild Earth she has become a fearless explorer and a careful observer.
Our daughter is a city kid, so time in nature is particularly special and rare. The skills she brings home from Wild Earth are the kind of life skills that can only be taught experientially, and in an environment where children are encouraged to be deeply present with their environment, the people around them, and with their own thoughts and feelings. One day we were walking across town she noticed a snail on the sidewalk. She paused to help the snail find its way into a garden bed around a street tree so it wouldn't get smushed by the next passerby. Little moments like this make me aware of the value of Wild Earth's programs, how they help children be truly present with their surroundings, and give them a sense of agency to make a change in the world, even if that change is as small as helping a lost snail.
Our family loves Wild Earth and we are really proud of the work they are doing in the Kingston public schools as well as in their camps and weekend programs. Wild Earth's belief that every child can benefit from being in nature and noticing the world around you is something we support 100%.