Programming

David Stubbs

Creating Natural Community Connections

Astoria Park Conservancy is excited to bring special programming to the Hot Springs and Park with a goal of providing educational and immersive experiences connected to learning, wellness, conservation and equity & inclusion, for the benefit of the entire community.

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Astoria Access Fund

Part of our mission is dedicated to offering an accessible and affordable refuge for all residents to create connections within our space. Through our Access Fund we seek to break down barriers of entry that Teton County residents are facing in experiencing Astoria. This program largely utilizes partnerships with local organizations, holding exclusive and free events at Astoria for selected partners and their constituents.

To sustain engagement and create lasting relationships between community members, Astoria Park Conservancy will work with our partners to distribute free and subsidized hot springs passes to community members who would otherwise face financial barriers in receiving the health, wellness, and social benefits of our mineral soaking pools.

Partners include Jackson Hole Voices, Camina Conmigos, Coombs Outdoors, and Teton Youth and Family Services.
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Programming Highlights

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Coombs Outdoors

Elementary camp groups visited Astoria for a soak as well as a nature walk. Groups engaged in art activities creating interpretive signage for the phase 2 park. This program served 6 groups, and a total of 72 kids.

Middle school camp groups visited Astoria for a soak and an onsite service learning project to identify and help remove invasive species present on Astoria’s property. This program served 3 groups, and a total of 36 kids.

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Latinx Hikers Event

APC will welcome Latinxhikers for a 20 person soak, engaging the local latinx community and welcoming them to Astoria. As an Access Fund use, this important partnership will draw in Latinx community members as they engage in a facilitated conversation, discussing connections to each other, nature, and community and connection during their soak.

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JH Children's Museum Astoria Playground Program

The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum will center their Workshop Camp around designing their ideal Nature Playground as Astoria. Playground ideas will be presented to Astoria and discussed as a group with the children. The groups will forage for their own natural materials to build replicas of their ideal Nature Playground, including one life-size dream element of the playground.

APC will gift passes to campers and their families as part of our Access Fund, engaging our target community of youth and families.

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GTMF On the Road Concert

A simple free afternoon concert, connecting the wellness benefits of hot springs, nature, and art.

A String Quartet made up of Festival musicians hosted by Education Curator Meaghan Heinrich. Meaghan and the quartet looked at different Classical pieces from Tchaikovsky to Mozart and talked with audiences about the emotions they evoke and why.

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Summer 2021 Program Partners

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Astoria Park Conservancy

Astoria Park Conservancy's mission is to connect our community through inspiring experiences in nature that improve livability, health, and wellbeing. Astoria is a non-profit, donor funded park, stewarded by Astoria Park Conservancy. Astoria's nearly 100 acres include critical wildlife habitat and wetlands, a commercial public hot springs facility, and, once completed, trails, community gathering places, and much more. Our vision is that time spent at Astoria will foster healthier and happier individuals and a more broadly connected community.

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