Sycamore believes that meaningful outdoor experiences are crucial for children and adults, and should be available to everyone. And they form the basis for a love of nature and a desire to protect it.
Our Environmental Education (EE) program connects people of all ages to the outdoors through meaningful, hands-on activities. EE Director Shane Gibson brings lessons, games, story books, and activities to schools across southern Indiana, completely free of charge. In 2018, he will reach XXX school-aged children with these programs adapted for each classroom’s needs.
But our EE program goes beyond the school campus. Through public hikes and events at our nature preserves, all people can participate and learn from our expert naturalists. Our events are free for Sycamore members ($5 for non-members).
We also bring our nature-based learning activities to summer camps, retirement homes, and community groups throughout the year. This year, our EE program is estimated to reach more than 6,000 people across southern Indiana.
YOU CAN MAKE A PERMANENT IMPACT ON SYCAMORE’S WORK
By donating to our EE endowment, you are supporting Sycamore’s efforts to connect people of all ages with nature. Make a gi or pledge directly to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. In the “A Named Fund” field, write Sycamore Monarch Environmental Education Endowment.MAKE A DONATION