A Big Win for Environmental Education!
100 Men Who Care Cowichan Valley have donated $11, 261 to the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre!
100 Men Who Care Cowichan Valley are an organization of men who meet quarterly to socialize, learn about local needs, and provide pooled funding to selected charities.
As proud recipients of their donation of $11, 261 the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre has many plans to put to good use these generously donated funds.
The Nature Centre’s mission is to engage the public – especially children and youths – in understanding natural systems and to foster stewardship. We have a saltwater touch tank, watershed model, microscopes birdwatching telescope, and more. Over 5000 visitors a year walk through the doors. Funds made available to 100 Men Who Care will be used to look after our vibrant Nature Centre, improve information displays and create new and exciting interactive displays and media.
In the spring and fall of 2019 over 1000 students came with their classes to the Centre for science-oriented programs and about 100 children came to summer day camps. The Centre aims to double its hands-on watershed restoration work this coming spring, summer, and fall. Transportation funding will enable more of these experiences, especially for students from low-income neighbourhoods. Funds to provide partial or full scholarship for students or youth in need will be used to expand our environmental outreach to those groups of society who are otherwise unable to take part in our programming due to the simple barrier of cost.
A massive thank you to 100 Men Who Care! You have each made a difference for children and nature in the Cowichan Valley!