Friends believes our natural resources are our greatest assets in cultivating healthy communities and sustainable futures. This is why we work with families and individuals in developing a deeper understanding of the environment and the outdoors, including fostering relationships with the natural world. Families, especially children, who experience dynamic nature-based play, participate in problem solving and seek opportunities to make a difference in their communities reap the myriad benefits that come with experiencing nature.
Outdoor Discovery & Environmental Education
The Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center at Tallulah Gorge State Park overlooks beautiful views of the wooded terrain and the gorge. Friends of Tallulah created a native plant garden for viewing from one of the center's windows. To provide information about the native plants and shrubs, birds, and butterflies, the Friends group designed and paid for an interpretive sign that has been installed in front of the viewing area. It has already garnered many positive comments.