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Calling All Wheelchair Users!

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore and Experience Freedom Trax at Gaviota Beach

On Sunday, June 12, from noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at Gaviota State Park to introduce those who use wheelchairs to the Freedom Trax devices at no cost! Get up close to the waters’ edge, navigate the beach under your own control.
NatureTrack will have several Freedom Trax devices available for wheelchair users to use on a first-come, first-served basis. We do ask for RSVPs to be able to accommodate people in wheelchairs. (See below for the link). This apparatus can quickly and easily convert a manual wheelchair into a battery-powered, all-terrain vehicle allowing those users to traverse beach sand and trails independently. As one wheelchair user, Gustavo said as he zoomed past us on the beach “It’s Fan-Tas-Tic!”
There is no cost to use the Freedom Trax, courtesy of NatureTrack, which will also have two manual wheelchairs available for transfer should your wheelchair not fit on the device. NatureTrack connecting people to nature, every day. Learn more about our Field Trips here: https://naturetrack.org/field-trips/
411:
6.12.22 from noon to 4pm at Gaviota State Park, about 33 miles West of Santa Barbara on the 101 at 18000 CA-1 S, Goleta, CA 93117
Meet in the Parking lot — Look for the pop-up banner and the NatureTrack vans.
RSVP: (805) 886-2047 or e-mail (below)

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not hear from NatureTrack within 48-hours of your reservation, email: [email protected] or call us.

NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides outdoor docent-led field trips during the usual school day for Santa Barbara County children at no cost to the schools or students, utilizing local trails and beaches throughout north and south county. NatureTrack’s mission is two-fold: to encourage students to embrace our natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be stewards of our natural resources, and prepare school-aged students with the attitudes, leadership skills, and habits for lifelong learning. Founded in 2011, more than 25,000 students have had a chance to experience a NatureTrack docent-led outdoor field trip.
Recently NatureTrack expanded its’ mission of connecting kids to nature and is now connecting people who use wheelchairs of all ages to get out into nature using Freedom Trax. This device quickly changes a manual wheelchair into a battery powered, all-terrain vehicle which can easily traverse sand and trails. Now NatureTrack docents, students, and teachers who use a wheelchair can join classes on nature trips using Trax. https://naturetrack.org. Monthly trips for wheelchair users are planned. We invite you to get in touch to find out when and where you can take advantage of this experiential gift. NatureTrack is expanding its’ reach up to San Luis Obispo and down to Ventura County with the Trax program. Thanks go to the grantors that made the Trax program possible include: UCSB’s Coastal Fund, California State Coastal Conservancy, Parks California ‘Route to Parks’ grant.

Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
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Website:
https://naturetrack.org/field-trips/

Organizer

NatureTrack Foundation
Phone:
(805) 886-2047
Email:
sue@naturetrack.org
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Venue

Gaviota State Beach
18000 CA-1 S
Goleta, 93117 United States
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