We are thrilled to find out that the Sargent Center for Outdoor Education
will be open in 2010. As many Women Outdoors members know, the Sargent Center was slated for closure on August 31, 2009. At this year's Gathering, a number of women volunteered to serve on a search committee to find another venue for the 2010 Gathering.
The chair of the search committee kept in contact with the staff of the Sargent Center and heard there was a possibility the Sargent Center would remain open in 2010. When that possibility became a reality, she immediately reserved Memorial Day Weekend 2010 for the 31st Annual Women Outdoors National Gathering. Thank you to everyone on the committee for your great work.
According to the Sargent Coalition Facebook page
, "Thanks to an
agreement between Nature's Classroom of Charlton, Massachusetts, and
Boston University, Sargent Center will remain open to schools,
conference groups and campers after August 31. Boston University will
retain the ownership of the property and offer Nature's Classroom a
short-term operating lease, allowing programs to run much as they have
in the past."