Think back to your childhood, what are some of your fondest summer memories? For many of us we recall afternoons exploring the tidepools, nature hikes armed with a jar for collecting bugs, prepping animals for the fair, or simply playing in the dirt. We rarely engage in those activities now, and with the digital age we live in, our kids might spend more time in front of a screen, then out exploring their surroundings.
Author Richard Louv, founder of the New Nature Movement, says in his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorders, that our society has become “nature deficient” because we have lost our enjoyment and connection to nature.
The DANA Cultural Center in Nipomo, is a place where people of all ages can once again connect with nature. On, May 16th from 12 to 4 pm, DANA will host a NatureFest to engage the community in re-discovering how a lifestyle that includes time spent in nature is essential to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all of us.
This free event will feature informational booths about community organizations that are involved in nature. Children’s activities will include guided nature walks, nature art activities and pony rides. Various food vendors for everyone’s liking; Talks on a variety of topics like butterflies, taxidermy, and archaeology will be scheduled throughout the day. There will also be a variety of live animals to see up close. So, bring your kids and create new memories.
Parking may be tight, PLEASE CARPOOL as much as possible.
Mark your calendars for this event. For more information call the office at 929-5679 or see the website at www.danaadobe.org
Date: May 16th
Hours: 12 to 4 PM
Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444
Admission Fee: FREE, Donations Accepted
About DANA: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center provides a unique platform to understand life in the California Rancho era and to appreciate and discover our connection with the stories of those who left their footprints on the land throughout time.
The Dana Adobe is the oldest home in San Luis Obispo County and a registered historical site.
Find us on the Web: http://www.DanaAdobe.org
And on Social Media:
Facebook: Dana Adobe