Activities: YAB News

The original mural painted by YAB was ready for a facelift.  The members of YAB united to take on this task. After a lot of hard work, a new bigger and better mural was painted. There are still some details to be added, but it is still awesome. Check it out at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park! Oh! and remember, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead



YAB got back from an awesome trip with Aurora Lights up on Cheat Mountain! We took them on a 5 day primitive camping experience and shared how to build a fire, find or make shelter, find clean water and food, and deal with basic medical emergencies. Read on for some first hand stories from YABers about their adventure!

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YAB on WBOY and in the Dominion Post!

On May 18th, YAB participated in an outdoor school event and taught MLA students how to test for water quality in their local stream. Students also worked on their school garden and enjoyed their new outdoor learning areas! This year, YAB decided to mentor the Mountain Mallards in their weekly outdoor adventures on the schools 14 acre property. YAB and the MM have worked together to learn about local trees, animals, animal tracks, and basic outdoor skills! YAB has applied for funding to take the Mountain Mallards, aged 7–11, to the Mountain Institute together for a weekend focusing on mentoring and passing on stewardship skills.