The California Outdoor Engagement Coalition is in the unique position to serve as the backbone organization in a collective impact model that increases access to the outdoors for marginalized communities.
“When I think about our trip to the Muir Woods for the BioBlitz, the first word that comes to mind is ‘gigantic.’ Those redwoods were amazingly big and tall and that was the first time that I really appreciated them.”
Enrique Lopez, Reflecting on his Bioblitz Experience
"Working with Every Kid in a Park-Richmond reaffirmed a couple of things for me, including my love for learning and teaching, the importance of and need for educators of color, and the joy and comfort students experience upon seeing people who look like them in leadership roles. It was such a rewarding journey."
Celeste Huizar, UC Berkeley Every Kid in a Park-Richmond intern