Southeast Texas Edition

New Project for Kids Teaches Stewardship of Nature

Unity Bay Area faith community, located in League City and serving the greater Clear Lake and Galveston County areas, introduces Pathways, an innovative education and greenspace development program. Pathways promotes the responsible use of the earth’s resources and ecosystems, and a major facet of the project is a curriculum for students aged 11-18.

The Unity Bay Area grounds are the perfect place for this program, as it already provides multiple areas for the general public to get in touch with nature. A vegetable and fruit garden is tended by master gardeners. A prayer and meditation garden adjoins a tranquil pond. Near the gardens is the foundation of what soon will become a Chartres-style labyrinth that will be available for all who wish a meditative walk.

The Pathways project classes will be held one Saturday per month, beginning January 28. The hands-on project will culminate with the development and building of an outdoor classroom as a platform for teaching practical and useful skills for creating a shared sense of community and responsibility for natural resources. The project is generously funded through a community partnership grant with Dow Chemical Company Foundation’s Charitable Donations Division.

For more information or to register for classes, call 281-554-2450 or email PathwaysUnityBayArea@gmail.com. See ad, page 15 in our online issue.

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