The mission of Nature Links to equip young adults with intellectual disabilities with the skills they need to lead fulfilling, productive lives. We do this through continuing education programs that build our students’ independent living skills and job readiness. Our nature-based curriculum teaches practical skills, builds community and connection, and empowers our students as models of stewardship in their communities.
Urban Explorers at the Wildlife Rescue Center at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Students teaching the class sign language together.
Sharing and Caring for Our Earth: Using the Arts and Sciences to Bridge Job and Life Skills
In Urban Explorers, young adults (18-30) with middle-range intellectual disabilities learn empowering life and job readiness skills necessary to survive and thrive in the urban setting. We develop connections and rootedness in the community. From our home base at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science students learn about local ecosystems, organic gardening, healthy lifestyles, and how to navigate public transportation - while visiting parks, museums, and other public places in Miami-Dade.
To express themselves and build communication skills they also work on projects with local artists, engage in body movement therapy, and share their knowledge by creating an educational videoblog series on a YouTube channel.
Dr. Gregory Bush
John de Olazarra
Dr. Janice Hynes
Director of Community Programs/ Instructor
Instructor/ Program Assistant
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.