On Sunday, April 3, over 700 people flocked to Woodlawn’s STEAMfest, dedicated to science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities for children. DLC’s World of Wonder program hosted a booth where children matched animal tracks to native wildlife and created colorful prints of the footprints to take home. WOW plays a key role in this annual event by connecting children to the natural environment. Led by WOW youth coordinator, Sasha Hase, our booth sparked interest in local wildlife and educated visitors about the importance of protecting wildlife habitats.
WOW was begun in 2010 in response to the growing concern that too few children spend time outdoors experiencing the natural world first-hand, often referred to as nature deficit. WOW is a collaboration between Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery, an educational nonprofit.