Take a photographic journey with local teens who participated in a year-long environmental education program on the scenic Sonoma Coast.
The program, "Youth Exploring the Sonoma Coast (Yes-Coast)", connected middle- and high-school students to their coastline by providing a series of outdoor excursions focusing on local history, culture, and ecology. The teens captured their experiences through the lens of a "PhotoVoice" photography project on display at the Gualala Arts Center from July 6-29.
Twenty-nine young people recently completed the inaugural Yes-Coast program. For many participants, the program was their first opportunity to see the Sonoma Coast and their first time visiting a Regional Park. In addition to participating in education, recreation, stewardship, and career-development activities, the teens learned basic photography, practicing perspective, composition, and portraiture at various coastal locations.
This July 6 opening reception will celebrate the teen's PhotoVoice with refreshments, speakers, and park information. For more information, go to gualalaarts.org or call Gualala Point Regional Park at (707) 785-2377.