A disability doesn't have to prevent the enjoyment of the great outdoors. We'll meet a handful of outdoors enthusiasts who won't let a disability get in their way.
Meet Geoff Hopkins, the Associate Director of Sports Recreation for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He travels the country organizing bass tournaments that pair disabled anglers with able-bodied anglers.
Meet Ronnie Howell, a board member of Southern Disabled Outdoors a group that supports disabled outdoor activities but also supports in day-to-day living. We'll join Ronnie on a disabled turkey hunt at the Albany Nursery Wildlife Management Area.
And finally, we'll join a group of enthusiastic hikers from the Center for the Visually Impaired; nothing can stop these hikers, not even a down pouring of rain! Lead by Malcolm Hodges, an ecologist from the Nature Conservancy, we'll hike through the Marshall Forest Preserve using the Big Pine Braille Trail. We'll even blindfold host Michael Skinner!
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Center for the Visually Impaired
Department of Natural Resources