Elk Hill Mentoring Coordinator, Liz Knotts organized the first ever “Time In, Outdoors” Summer session. The group visited Wildrock, an amazing three-acre nature playscape in Crozet, Virginia, where people of all ages can experience a personal connection to the natural world that is supportive of health and happiness.
Led by an Eco Therapist, youth were introduced to sensory mindfulness exercises. They explored and looked for treasures and special trees, played in the stream and looked for macroinvertebrates to make a nature mandala. They walked the labyrinth and ended their visit with a transitional gratitude circle.
That same day they visited The White Pig Animal Sanctuary in Schuyler, Virginia which provides rescue and haven for abused, abandoned and neglected pigs as well as promoting vegan education.
Thank you Liz Knotts for putting this special day together for the youth we serve!