Picture Your World Youth Photography Program
2002, Green Spaces Alliance has connected children to nature through
the camera lens with the Picture Your World Youth Photography Program. Picture
Your World provides a unique opportunity for youth and their families
to share the experience of nature up close and personal. The program
brings families and under-served schools to both new and familiar
natural areas, forming partnerships with other conservation entities.
As a strategic outdoor education program, Picture Your World actively
connects children with their natural environment, teaches them about the
nature around them, while endowing them with the tools, photography
instruction and art concepts necessary to engage their imagination and
express themselves creatively.
The Program is designed for youth ages 8-18 and has three main components: Sunday afternoon, Weekend Workshops, Title 1 Elementary Program and a spring city-wide Nature Photography Competition.
Programming for the workshops and competition follow the September
through May school calendar to better represent the needs of our youth
Studies show that children who spend time in nature are happier, healthier and smarter. Picture Your World addresses the intellectual, creative and emotional needs of a diverse youth population by restoring their relationship with Texas’s rich natural environment.