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The following article was posted on July 3rd, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 17 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 17

Dunes Center gets creative

BY JOE PAYNE

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center has announced funding for a nature-based creative writing program that will be offered over the summer in Santa Maria and Guadalupe.

The program was piloted during the spring quarter in Guadalupe with enthusiastic feedback from the 3rd to 5th graders in the program. Thanks to the positive support, the program will expand with the help of a $7,000 grant from the Fund for Santa Barbara and a $750 grant from Altrusa International Inc., of Santa Maria.

The program is designed to encourage observation by analyzing and writing about nature. Dunes Center staff will lead the classes with a different nature and writing topic each week. The classes will be held at Mary Buren Elementary School, Riverview Townhomes, and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley.

A book will be released at the end of the program featuring a compilation of all the nature-inspired writing created by area youth. All writing and title entries submitted for consideration must be received by Aug. 9 via e-mail at admin@dunescenter.org or by snail mail at 1065 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe. More information is available at 343-2455 or dunescenter.org.