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Do you believe everyone should have access to nature connection?

Published February 18th, 2015

UPDATE 3/1/15:

We did it! Thanks to your generosity, Wild Earth is now able to provide a weekly after-school wilderness experience to 30+ children at Kingston’s JFK Elementary.

Big thanks to all of the Wild Earth Business Sponsors as well as the Mid-Hudson Sierra Club, Stewarts Foundation and others who stepped forward to partner with Wild Earth on this exciting new program.

UPDATE 2/20/15:

The enthusiasm and backing we’ve received over the past 24 hours has been incredible.

There has been a constant stream of Facebook shares, tweets, email subscriptions and more than 140 votes!

Clearly many of us envision a world where everyone has access to nature connection.

We’ve decided to change our strategy for the JFK Elementary after school program in Kingston. We are confident that we can fund the pilot program and not require hundreds of our families to login to Facebook and click vote everyday.

Instead of going after votes we are looking for partners. We are asking families, businesses and foundations to partner with Wild Earth on making our after school program for one of Kingston’s lowest income schools a reality.

Several organizations have already said yes to partnering with us on this project and we’re confident that more partners are on the cusp of saying yes. If you are interested in becoming a partner on this project or other Wild Earth projects please contact us or visit our website to donate now.

Thank you for your willingness to vote for Wild Earth. We are deeply moved by the outpouring of support.

We welcome your feedback and questions always,

– All of us at Wild Earth

You can help Wild Earth to launch a nature connection program for one of our region’s lowest income communities.

At JFK Elementary in Kingston, NY, 71% of the students are receiving free or reduced lunches. The school is about to run out of funding for it’s after-school program and Wild Earth has been asked to fill the gap. With your help we want to ensure that children at JFK have access to transformative nature connection experiences.

You can help Wild Earth to win $3,000 which will help us to launch a pilot program at JFK beginning April 1, 2015!

Simon AbramsonSimon AbramsonSimon Abramson,

As a child Simon spent countless hours exploring the forest, streams and wetlands of his neighborhood in NJ. Simon has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont where he focused on the relationship between a healthy human psyche and a vibrant natural world. He has staffed and studied with various wilderness schools throughout the Northeast including the Institute for Natural Learning, White Pine Programs and the Vermont Wilderness School. When he’s not in the woods, Simon is designing and building websites and other internet solutions. More about Simon's work.

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