Joshua’s thoughtful nature and passion for the discovery of the natural world was emphasized in the essay he submitted.
“During this time I was able to perceive nature from another perspective,” wrote Joshua. “NatureBridge accomplished this by allowing me to take nature walks alone. Enjoying my classmates and other students' company was nice, but being alone helped me to reflect on how beautiful and mesmerizing nature really is.”
He wrote of the experiences that made him more environmentally conscious, the intentional educators that provided opportunities to build friendships and strong relationships and the impact of plastic and waste on marine life.