We're adapting our nature programing for youth to Covid-19, and we need your help.
A lot of Nova Scotians are stuck inside or very close to home right now, which can be tough for families used to exploring our awesome natural spaces. Though we can't meet up in person right now, the YNC is still here to support your families' efforts at engaging with nature.
We've already started making the transition to online programming, and families are loving it. We created an online educational series called Trivia Tuesday 4 Kids - All About Species at Risk. Families tune into our Facebook and YouTube pages to watch presentations from local conservation leaders and then play a round of family-friendly trivia, all focused on local Species At Risk. If only we could create more episodes...
We've also created monthly, nature-based online challenges, like Where's Nutter the Nature Squirrel?, and Bird Day Challenge. There's an interest in doing more, including offline support. We'd like to send mail-outs of curated natural history lesson plans, games, and activities for a family stuck at home and isolated from nature. The packages would help families learn more about the species living in their backyards, and, who doesn't love getting a package in the mail (especially these days). Please help us transition from getting kids into nature to getting nature to kids.
$10 makes you a Chickadee-level patron and helps us produce one presentation and trivia session!
$50 makes you a Gray Jay-level patron, sponsors a mailed package to two families, and gets you a pack of our youth-made nature-inspired art cards!
$100 makes you a Great Blue Heron-level patron, sends educational packages to four families, and gets you a pack of our youth-made nature-inspired art cards and your name on our website (optional, we're happy to thank anonymous donors too!
If we can raise $2,000 we'll be able to send educational packages to 100 families and host 5 trivia mornings!