TRACKS is a Parks & Community Services initiative promoting outdoor adventure, youth leadership and environmental stewardship. TRACKS' mission is to encourage outdoor opportunities for all ages, abilities and income levels, opportunities that develop life skills and knowledge for a healthy community.
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TRACKS was started in the spring of 2007 amid growing concern and research identifying a "nature deficit" within society. Since its inception, TRACKS has effectively infused many Bellevue programs and activities with its six key standards:
Wilderness Wednesdays - Experience adventure on Wednesday afternoons exploring Bellevue and the surrounding wilderness. Activities include hiking, geocaching, climbing, kayak trips, snowshoeing, safety and skills training. Necessary gear is provided, but come dressed to be active outside, no matter the weather. Drop-ins are welcome, or register ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival - The ten unique films in this year's Backcountry Film Festival will inspire you to dust off those skis and grab your buddies to embrace the fun and beauty of winter. Event is co-sponsored by the City of Bellevue and the Mountaineers.
Mountaineers Outdoor Photography - In partnership with the Mountaineers, the City of Bellevue is offering free monthly outdoor photography seminars. Come one, come all, with pictures and techniques to share. Participants will learn how to best capture those indescribable moments in the great outdoors by viewing each other's photos and having open dialogue about best practices:
Volunteer -to volunteer with the TRACKS program, or if you are a teen looking for service hours, please email email@example.com .
TRACKS in the news - Seattle Outdoor Recreation Examiner and on BTV .
Look for TRACKS in the Connections recreation brochure to find classes, activities and events that are part of the TRACKS initiative.
View Ken Burns' new "National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea" clip about youth and the outdoors.
Parks & Community Services
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Jenna Walenga
Contact: Joe Moorman
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
Family, Youth & Teen Svcs