SSU - Center for Environmental Inquiry

Month: January 2020

Growing an environmentally ready society - one that is awake, prepared and engaged

HeartWork Photography is excited about providing environmental Photography Events at the Center For Environmental Inquiry.

The mission of Sonoma State University’s Center is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where everyone has the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing the earth.

The Center empowers students of all ages and disciplines to solve the environmental challenges of the North Bay.

Learn More @ SSU's Center for Environmental Inquiry

FREED Center for Independent Living

Month: January 2020

Promoting independence and self-determination for people with disabilities

HeartWork Photography is honored to partner with FREED’s Traumatic Brain Injury Group to provide Accessible Photography Outings.

FREED’s mission is to promote independence and self-determination for people with disabilities through person-driven services, collaborative community partnerships and education, and leadership that advocates for fully inclusive communities

FREED is a gateway to expanded choices and options at any age.  The CIL has a number of programs centering around issues that arise with aging and disabilities.

FREED will work with you and your family to figure out what you need, know your choices and get connected.

Learn More @ FREED CIL

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North Cascades Nat'l Park

Month: January 2020

Supporting Climate Resilience in Our Communities and Natural Areas

HeartWork Photography is proud to provide our Accessible Photography Outings at North Cascades Nat’l Park.

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons at North Cascades N P. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

North Cascades Glacier Monitoring Program
Glaciers are one of the most valuable resources in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex (NOCA). Approximately one-third of all the glaciers in the lower 48 states are within the park. The 312 glaciers in NOCA are a vital component of hydrologic systems and aquatic ecosystems. They also influence soil development, the distribution of vegetation, flooding and are dramatic indicators of climate change. The glacial resource is also central to the region’s hydroelectric industry and our efforts to sustain endangered salmon and trout. Perhaps the most critical role of glaciers is providing cold fresh water during seasonal and interannual droughts, periods of low streamflow and high stream temperature. Glaciers provide 6-12% of the summer runoff of the Skagit River, the largest watershed in Puget Sound

Learn More @ North Cascades N P

Endangered Species Coalition

Month: January 2020

Working in meaningful collaboration with all members of our society to truly protect our natural environment and biodiversity

HeartWork Photography is honored to be providing Endangered Species Images to the Endangered Species Coalition.

The Endangered Species Coalition’s mission is to stop the human-caused extinction of our nation’s at-risk species, to protect and restore their habitats, and to guide these fragile populations along the road to recovery.

The Endangered Species Coalition uses grassroots mobilization, education, and targeted campaigns to enable every American to participate in actions that impact the democratic political process.

Learn More @ Endangered.Org

Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Month: January 2020

Supporting Climate Resilience in Our Communities and Natural Areas

HeartWork Photography is proud to be Volunteering our Accessible Photography Outings at Yellowstone N P thru Yellowstone Forever.

Yellowstone Forever builds upon the longstanding missions of the Yellowstone Association and the Yellowstone Park Foundation by connecting people to Yellowstone through exceptional visitor experiences and educational programs, and inviting them to translate those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment to preserve and enhance the park for the future.

Yellowstone Forever focuses on providing opportunities for all people to make meaningful connections to the park.

Learn More @ Yellowstone Nat'l Pk

Cascade Pass and Pelton Basin - NPS Free - NPS Photo by Deby Dixon

Native American Memorial Photography Outing - POSTPONED

Native American Memorial Photography Outing

Native American Memorial Photography Outing
North Cascades Natl. Pk. in Washington

This Memorial / Healing / Photography outing is for those who lost loved-ones and wish to celebrate their lives in the beautiful Nature and Wildlife of North Cascades National Park.

North Cascades Sahale Peak NNE near Cascade Pass - NPS FREE

North Cascades National Park is in northern Washington State. It’s a vast wilderness of conifer-clad mountains, glaciers and lakes.

The park shelters grizzly bears and gray wolves, plus more than 200 bird species.

The peace and privacy of residents in the area will be fully respected and we always practice Leave No Trace guidelines.

Salmon Spawning - Lake Tahoe -HeartWork Photography Accessible Nature Outings - Copyright 2016 Rick Waller

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training HeartWork Photography Outings

HeartWork Photography Outings Volunteers
Friday, January 24th 10am - 1pm

Volunteer Registration Request

Please click on the button above and fill in our Contact Form using the Subject of “Volunteer Training”. We will email you further instructions. THANK YOU!

This Volunteer Training is for people of all Abilities who want to assist in HeartWork Photography Outings.

This training will help you learn about nature and general photography principles, accessibility, the disability movement, disability etiquette, and Leave No Trace practices.

We are excited to provide this first formal volunteer training with the help of Tony Sauer, past executive director of FREED CIL, and the California Department of Rehabilitation; and David Wong, local award-winning fine art and location workshop photographer.

HeartWork provides local, California-wide, and National Park photography outings to people with disabilities, veterans, those affected by wild fires, people recovering from illnesses and others.  We have had requests from new and existing volunteers for help to improve their photography and teaching skills, and for more awareness of the accessibility needs of our participants.

This training is open to all interested volunteers with pre-registration, no matter what your photography level may be.  It will be for both camera and Smartphone users.  Volunteers with accessibility needs are especially encouraged to attend.