Special Needs Outdoor Learning Program
GRPC is embarking on our second year of field trip programming for persons with special needs! Those with autism, Down syndrome, ADD, ADHD, deafness, blindness, and mobility impairments can now participate in outdoor field trips at GRPC. The Open Space Authority has worked with us to create this program, funded by a generous grant from the Yahoo Employee Foundation.
River Explorers is a hands-on, outdoor program that takes participants down into the river to experience a riparian habitat. Students will learn about the wildlife community at the Guadalupe River and the biological adaptations of certain species. The field trip culminates in an actual river exploration, where students enter the water to get an intimate appreciation for the Guadalupe and the life it supports.
We also offer Flower Power, a program where special needs students can explore what the Heritage Rose Garden and Historic Orchard have to offer. Utilizing engaging, hands-on activities, students will learn about flowers, fruit and the life of pollinators. Students will also learn about the history of the fruit growing in the valley and have the opportunity to sample fresh or dried fruit in the Historic Orchard.
For more information about our special needs programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-298-7657.
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