Connecting Children to Nature

 
$7,405
$2,595
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Remaining
Sep 30, 2011

An Experience of a Lifetime

The 2011-2012 school year is under way!  This means students and teachers all over Southern California are preparing to attend an Inside the Outdoors Program!  This year we anticipate serving a total of about 93,700 students and community members through our programs.  That's about 73,000 students in Field Trips and Traveling Scientist Programs, about 16,500 students in Outdoor Science School, and about 4,200 community members in our Community Programs.  Of that, about 60% of the students will attend a program with either a partial or a full sponsorship from Inside the Outdoors.  That's almost 54,000 students!  Imagine the look on the faces of these students when they learn that they get to have a once in a lifetime experience like the ones we offer! 

Since 1974 Inside the Outdoors has become a tradition in many schools, to many teachers, and something that students look forward to year after year.  It is our high quality, standards aligned curriculum, well trained and caring staff, as well as unique hands-on activities that set us apart from all other environmental science programs out there.

With your help students will get to experience the wonders of the tide pools at Crystal Cove and Dana Point, the grandness of 200 year old oak trees at Irvine Regional Park and Modjeska Canyon, and get to see the ocean for the first time at Upper Newport Bay.  Students who attend Outdoor Science School will get to see starry night sky’s for the first time and hear the howls of coyotes or the screech from an owl; all while building self-esteem and making lasting friendships.  These are experiences that no child should go without!

Thank you for making these children’s dreams a reality!

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Project Leader

Lori Kiesser

Program Development Manager
Costa Mesa, California United States

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Map of Connecting Children to Nature