Children’s Nature Institute (CNI) helps young people explore the natural world with hands-on outdoor learning experiences. Guided field trips take students to regional parks such as Griffith Park, Franklin Canyon, and Malibu Lagoon to engage in hiking and exploratory activities.
The Institute’s Outreach Discovery Program teaches youth from underserved schools about environmental issues including pollution and climate change with a three-part educational experience that includes a visit from its WonderMobile filled with live animals and natural artifacts, a guided field trip to local parks and lagoons, and a neighborhood-based urban nature hunt. Forging a connection with nature helps actualize the physical presence of environmental issues, and sparks students’ interest in archeology, botany, and biology. Youth in the program also gain an increased awareness of their own urban environments by learning the importance of recycling, turning off lights and appliances, and preserving water. Transportation to and from the sites represents CNI’s greatest trip-related expense. Due in part to cuts to the city’s subsidized bus program, CNI needs help funding transportation for nature field trips to meet its goal of transporting 700 students.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help foster a connection with nature for youth from underserved schools. If G-Team members raise $600, then Children's Nature Institute can send two buses of about 35 Los Angeles–area students each on a nature field trip, with matching donations from an anonymous donor up to $4,000. Each additional $300 raised will fund transportation for another busload of students.
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