The primary purpose of the Delta Wild Adventure Program is to get youth outside on public lands. This project will bring awareness to the remaining 1% of the original wild Mississippi Delta. Participants will connect to the natural and cultural heritage of the Yazoo Mississippi Delta. Youth will better understand rivers, swamps and bottomland forests and how they shape our story, culture and sense of place.
We will explore wild places using both the creative and scientific process as a lens to see and understand what remains of our Delta. This is an introduction to the fascinating and “most altered place on earth” - The Yazoo Mississippi Delta. The intended outcome of Delta Wild is to introduce public land, remove fear of the unknown and activate curiosity about the Delta.