Contribute to a Connected Community

Our goal is to get our community connected to nature and each other through education and engagement. We are seeking contributions from people who share this vision.

If you would like to share your abundance with us there are a few ways your help is needed.

Contribute your Time and Talent

Let us know if you would like to help in any way.

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Make a Donation

We are seeking support for programs and organizational development. Any amount helps and we appreciate your contribution. The donate button will take you to a page where you can donate by paypal or credit card. 

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Where your contributions are needed

 

We are specifically looking for support with the following:

1. The Neighborhood Nature program. Along with community partners we will deliver out of school programming for children in their neighborhood. We successfully piloted this program last summer and are looking to grow this model in 2022.

2. The Nature Based Learning Initiative. This summer we brought together fifty educators around the idea of nature based learning. There is a great deal of interest and needs to be met when it comes to nature based learning. Support for planning and facilitating additional activities is needed.

3. Community Learning Events. We are in the process of creating a series of events that will give anyone who is interested the opportunity to learn more about nature.

4. Organizational Development. Right now we are very “lean” organization and we are in the process of building the structures that will allow us to flourish in the long term. Funds for space, wages, and other operational expenses are needed.

We greatly appreciate the following individuals and organizations who have contributed to our mission through their support of our organization and programs.

Organizations and Businesses

Working Group Organizers

    • Andy Webster – Program Designer and Lead Teacher, Walden Project New York
    • Betsy Uekeritis – Inter-regional Environmental Educator (EE2), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Kara Miller – Educator, Rochester City School District
    • Kyra Stephenson – Living Environment and Middle School Science Teacher, New York State Master Teacher 
    • Lindsay Cray – CEO and Clinician at Trybe Ecotherapy LLC
    • Michael Boller – Associate Professor of Biology, Center for Sustainability Director, Sustainability Program Director, St. John Fisher College
    • Sara Oliveiri – Educator, Rochester City School District 
    • Wendy Low – Author and Educator