SMAS is happy to share with southern Marylanders our exciting new adventure, Green Time for kids with ADD/ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. On May 15, 2017, our newly formed Youth Outreach committee, chaired by board member Lee Vines, held its first bird and nature walk for twenty 6th to 8th grade students from Benjamin Stoddert Middle School.
Research shows that time spent in nature can help improve academic performance, reduce stress, and provide physical benefits. With the help of Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center, instructors Mike Callahan and Joshua Boyd, SMAS board members Carole Schnitzler, Lee Vines, and Lynne Wheeler, we enjoyed two hours sharing nature with children that deserve all we can give.
We plan to hold more events. If interested in having your child take a nature walk with SMAS, contact Lee Vines at 301-752-4976 or Leevines3@gmail.com.