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The Wellborn Ecology Fund: Helping Children Connect with the Natural Environment

Mar 08, 2017 05:56PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

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Since its inception in 2001, the fund has awarded grants totaling more than $5.5 million to more than 125 organizations and programs.
  • Place-based ecology education has been implemented in schools across the region. Students are tracking wildlife, studying vernal pools and stream ecology, measuring climate – and much more.
  • Teachers get significant professional development and resources through the Wellborn Institute.
  • Farm-to-school projects have kids learning about local farms, local food production and good nutrition.
  • “The Outside Story,” a weekly essay series, appears in Northern Woodlands magazine and in newspapers, spreading environmental education to a general audience.

 

Marguerite’s Legacy

 

“The Wellborn Ecology Fund has done so much to help children connect with the natural environment,” says Sally Wellborn, Marguerite’s daughter. “I think she’d probably be amazed, really, at how efficiently her simple bequest has been organized into something real and effective.”


To learn more, visit The Wellborn Ecology Fund website.

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