Chances are, if you live in Yolo County, you have had been on a guided "Nature Outing" to learn more about a local natural area: Stebbins Cold Canyon, Bobcat Ranch, and others. Without your support, these important opportunities to connect the public and children with nature could end.
The following was sent from Jeff Falyn, coordinator of Nature Outings:
For many years the Nature Outings program at Stebbins Cold Canyon has offered the community opportunities to learn about and explore the natural world. Thousands of people have participated in diverse outings: from bugs in the night to creek critters, from medicinal herbs to nature outings for kids.
I have received at least a hundred thank you e-mails from people who have participated in a Nature Outing; people who have shared what being in nature has meant to them.
One mother recently wrote, 'my eight year old is always go, go, go but recently after attending one of your outings, he stopped abruptly and asked if we could lay under a tree. I asked him what he was doing and he said, “Mommy, when you’re a Nature Hero you have to stop and look at nature every once in a while."
With the new state budget being discussed and the university expecting huge cuts, the Nature Outings program is at a crossroads and in need of your support.
Please contribute to the Nature Outings program. With your contribution, we will continue to offer diverse and inspiring programming for years to come.
Even if you have never attended an outing, consider donating so others, especially the young ones, have more opportunities to “stop and look at nature every once in a while.”
Please do it today.