Awards Coming in for NatureTrack New Documentary “The Accessible Outdoors”
The Accessible Outdoors, the new short live action documentary presented by Golden Cage Films and NatureTrack Foundation is taking on added momentum the producers could only have dreamed. Focusing on the timely topic of equality for all in nature is having its’ moment in the sun. Proving the need for nature in our lives is a trending subject and this film , The Accessible Outdoors taps into the view from a wheelchair when it comes to beaches and trails. Now, it’s starting to get awards. Its’ first was at the Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards & Festival where it took the Silver for Best Short Documentary. Plus, Barcelona Planet Film Festival and the Indie Shorts Awards Cannes both dubbed it Best Documentary Short.
Updating the film festivals that have accepted The Accessible Outdoors into their 2022 programs: Indie Short Fest, Oregon Documentary Film Festival, Colorado Environmental FF, Flathead Lake International Cinemafest, British Colombia Environmental FF, Oceanside International Film Festival, and Oregon Short FF will be screening the doc in their 2022 programs.
NatureTrack Film Festival proceeds support the NatureTrack organization which takes school children out of the classrooms and onto the beaches and trails of Santa Barbara County all at no charge.
Eisaguirre explained why she was looking for something like the Freedom Trax apparatus. “This removes barriers to accessing beaches and trails. We are using the piece of equipment for our docents, as well as teachers, and students with physical disabilities so they can participate in the outdoor field trip program.” With these devices NatureTrack is expanding its program beyond school trips. Wheelchair users and others with physical disabilities can take the opportunity to get out on the beaches and trails throughout the county, under their own power, all at no charge courtesy of NatureTrack. Find out more by calling (805)886-2047 or e-mail Sue@NatureTrack.org.
ABOUT NATURETRACK: NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides outdoor field trips during the traditional school day for Santa Barbara County school-aged 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, so far, more than 25,000 students have had a chance to experience a NatureTrack docent-led outdoor field trip.
Founder & Executive Director: Sue Eisaguirre
NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide outdoor field trips for school-aged children at no cost to the schools or students.
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NatureTrack aims to provide inclusion, access, and opportunities to individuals who may not have had the chance to experience outdoor activities that were once deemed ‘inaccessible.’ Thanks to the Freedom Trax device, people like myself can now explore beaches and walking trails and connect with nature. Additionally, I have become a volunteer docent for NatureTrack and can lead trips to give back to this incredible organization.
Giving Everyone Access to Nature
Transportation is NatureTrack’s largest cost, and it keeps rising. Your donations help fund field trips and provide more Freedom Trax devices.
$7,500 covers a field trip for 100 students.
$6,500 buys a new Freedom Trax device.
Any donation amount is appreciated to support our mission. Field trips fill up fast each year, highlighting our need for more volunteers. Docents play a crucial role with a 5-to-1 student-to-docent ratio. Your contribution, whether financial or as a volunteer, has a meaningful impact. Please donate or volunteer today, or both!
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