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Jai Hamid Bashir, EH student, Publishes Commentary on Children & Nature Network

Save Our Red Rocks Landscapes: Discovering the Desert’s Magic Through Play. As one of the Network’s Guest Writers, Jai argues that environmental leaders consider the desert as a place of play. Inspired by an assignment for Stephen Trimble’s Environmental Humanities Writing Seminar, Jai wrote this op-ed that advocates taking children to the desert to play, foster a sense of respect for the landscape, and create a sense of ownership and advocacy.  Appreciating the rewards of the desert landscape is but a part of the shift in considering the desert worthy of conservation and protection.

Jai is a Natural Leader, one of the young leaders trained by Children & Nature Network to increase equitable access to nature in local communities.

Last Updated: 10/4/17