• Ambassador: Jun 17-19, 2014
  • Kings Canyon Summer School Trip
  • Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks: Grant Grove, Zumwalt Meadow, and Moro Rock

WildLink alumni from New Village Girls Academy helped mentor other students on a summer school field studies trip to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

While in the parks, the group went on several hikes through Zumwalt Meadow, the Grant Grove of giant sequoias, and Moro Rock. The WildLink alumni were called upon to help teach other students about "leave no trace" ethics and to be good role models in leadership, positivity, and perseverance. The group spent time journaling and reflecting and a highlight for the group was spending time together around the fire.

In the words of Carla, "I learned that nature is truly important and that it's our job to help protect it and to help preserve its beauty and wonders for many generations to come."

Stephie, a WildLink alumnus, commented, "My favorite parts are when we went on walks and we had time to ourselves because sometimes being alone with nature is all I need."

Monica, another alumnus, said, "I learned that nature is something so interesting and simple. I learned that I could enjoy myself no matter what the environment."

Bridge Photo

Crossing the Kings River on the way to Zumwalt Meadow.

Flower Appreciation

There's always time to stop and smell the flowers.

Zumwalt Boardwalk

Zumwalt Meadow.


Meadow selfie.

Meadow Feet

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Journal Time

Time out to journal.

Kings River

The magnificent and beautiful Kings River.


Gather 'round the campfire and sing our campfire song...

Giant Sequoia

The Grant Grove of giant sequoias.

Russell Sequoia

Russell takes in the magnitude of the gentle giants.

Group Look Up

Looking at big trees can take a strain on your neck!

Diana Bench

Diana takes a break.


Peace, love, and really big trees.

Sequoia Smile

Big trees make people happy.

Diana Smiles

Diana stands under an old burnt sequoia.

Sequoia Pose

Sequoia trees can survive ferocious fires.

Hike On

Ready to hike!

Headed to Moro Rock

Headed up to Moro Rock, a lookout point to the high Sierra and to the Central Valley.

Great Western Divide

The Great Western Divide of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Moro Pose

All smiles at the top!

Kim Moro Rock

Kim gives her stamp of approval.

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.