We are excited to usher in Black History Month. The theme this year is the Black Renaissance. “We breathe new life into our world through our creative experience. “ Ibram X. Kendi
We start with our monthly Bouldering Night at the Bouldering Project-DC on Eckington Pl in NE Washington on February 1. The event takes place the first Wednesday of the month and is a community centered program offered at no cost to the first 25 Soul Trak participants, community members thereafter pay an entry fee but receive free rentals. We’re looking forward to seeing new faces at our popular, climbing event. Volunteers are available to show first-timers how to boulder. So please come by!
This Saturday, February 4, we will have our first ever Cross-Country Ski-Event at White Grass Resort in Canaan Valley, WV! White Grass boasts over 50 km of maintained trails ranging from 3,220 below the lodge to 4,463 feet at Tucker County’s high point atop Weiss Knob. That’s over 1,200 vertical feet to cross country up and over! We will have ski lesson and ski time in between lunch at a warming hut! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the trails!
On Feb 23 from 7:30pm join Soul Trak and Patagonia Old Town in celebrating Black History Month by elevating the voices of local organizations that are working to build community through connection to nature, art, and wellness. We will hear from the groups about their work and mission, learn about the history, and importantly the Black history of where we stand, and then participate in a meet and greet session where conversations can flow freely with music and refreshments. Welcoming Grounded, We Be Walkin’, local artists, and community!
We are excited to have a Tour and Scavenger Hunt of the US. Botanic Gardens on Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 from 10am -12pm. Participants will get to tour the gardens with friends while learning about the nation’s rich botanic life!
Lastly, we want to highlight our incoming 2023 ELC Cohort. Please take a minute to read their bios. We are looking forward to what they will accomplish this year!
You can find all our February programs on our events page. Thank you!