Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack
Sunday, May 15 @ Goleta Beach Park
On Sunday, May 15, from 12 noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at Goleta Beach Park to introduce those who use wheelchairs to the Freedom Trax devices at no cost! Free to try, free to feel the ocean mist on your face. Terrific way to include your family members or friends who use a wheelchair on a beach outing. Come meet the folks at NatureTrack and see Freedom Trax in action at Goleta Beach. Gustavo, one of the first-time Freedom Trax users put it simply, exclaiming as he whizzed down the beach, “It’s fan-tas-tic!”
NatureTrack will have up to seven Freedom Trax devices available for wheelchair users to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up online, our form is found under the Field Trips tab. This is an apparatus that quickly and easily converts a manual wheelchair into a battery-powered, all-terrain vehicle allowing those users to traverse beach sand and trails independently.
There is no cost to use the Freedom Trax, courtesy of NatureTrack, which will also have two manual wheelchairs available for transfer should your wheelchair not fit on the device. Simple things we take for granted like being close to the ocean’s edge and navigating alongside the edge of the continent, are possible with this clever device.
5.15.22 from 12 – 4 pm at Goleta Beach Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117.
Click HERE to RSVP. Questions – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805)886-2047.
Look for the pop-up banner and the NatureTrack vans parked close to the pier.
ABOUT NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides outdoor docent-led field trips during the usual school day for Santa Barbara County 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, more than 28,000 students have had a chance to experience a NatureTrack docent-led outdoor field trip.
Recently NatureTrack expanded its’ mission of connecting kids to nature and is now connecting people who use wheelchairs of all ages to get out into nature using Freedom Trax. This device quickly changes a manual wheelchair into a battery powered, all-terrain vehicle which can easily traverse sand and trails. Now NatureTrack docents, students, and teachers who use a wheelchair can join classes on nature trips using Trax. https://naturetrack.org. NatureTrack is expanding its’ reach up to San Luis Obispo and down to Ventura County with the Trax program. Thanks go to the grantors including: UCSB’s Coastal Fund, California State Coastal Conservancy,Parks California ‘Route to Parks’ grant and the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund.
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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