Emily of Linkup at Rockerfeller Park-Joy of nature
On November 16th, Access Nature successfully completed its programs for the season. After a winter hiatus, the AN programs will start up again in April 2020. During this time, in between programing, we will be working on several aspects of improving and growing our Access Nature reach.
in addition to preparing our 2020 schedule of 16-20 programs, we will be developing a video presentation and manual to present to other outdoor organizations and land trusts. Our goal is to start teaching other organizations how to create Access Nature programs in their communities. Our hope is that the concept and and knowledge of Access Nature will spread.
in 2019, with your help we accomplished our goals. Over 225 people with disabilities and the underserved enjoyed our outdoor nature programs enabling them to reap the benefits of nature. Our newly created followup questionnaire is confirming the results that exposure to nature decreases stress, anxiety and depression, and increases happiness and well being. Next year we will reach out to more partner organizations and plan to serve 40% more disabled and underserved people.
None of this could happen without your kind and generous support. So for that we thank you and give our gratitude. Please continue to consider a donation to Access Nature so we can sustain and grow our programs. Thank you for being a part of this Giving journey.
« I’m so proud this program exists in my community. I hope many other communities will also connect to local organizations with underserved populations to help them access the benefits of time spent in nature. You can see in the photos: members of various abilities, staff and volunteers benefit too— beautiful! » anonymous donor
« Nature is the key to everything. Everyone needs a little nature in their life. » Paul Collura, Access Nature volunteer
Pathways of Greenwich with naturalist Chris Evers
Future naturalist learns about nature
Sunshine Club relaxed and happy at muscoot Farm