Environmental Education Leadership

$600 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 19 months
Hi there,

Colleen Spurlock here, UC-Davis alum, Humboldt State  lecturer, coast redwood tissue culturist, and OneForest Foundation student coordinator. 

OneForest Foundation's mission is to protect and restore the planet’s forests and other natural ecosystems through environmental education. We are working to fund environmental education leadership training programs including workshops, hikes and an international trip to Costa Rica for Humboldt County students. Visiting the jungles of Costa Rica can be inspiring, especially to persure further study in biology and the environment. It is an opportunity for future scientists to interact and learn about biodiversity and ecology, as well as learn about another culture and language. 

You will receive the following gifts for your donation:
-$15 donation= OneForest 2017 calendar (thanks to all that participated in the photo contest!)
-$25 donation= OneForest t-shirt (sizes S-XL) (see them here:  http://oneforestfoundation.com/t-shirts-for-sale/)
-$40+=both a calendar and t-shirt

You are going to need a 2017 calendar anyway, right?And the shirts are perfect for a hike in the forest! Send me a message with your address and t-shirt size.

The funds from our GoFundMe campaign will go toward the environmental leadership programs such as stipends for the international travelers, hitting the road for their trip in 2017.

When I was 16, my high school (Ocean City High School, NJ) offered an international student trip to Costa Rica. I was so impressed and inspired by the biodiversity in the lowland rainforest that I decided I wanted to study plants. I attended the University of Kentucky, receiving a bachelor’s in plant biotechnology.  After graduating, I returned to study in Costa Rica for a year before beginning a graduate program at the University of California-Davis. I received a Master's in 2012 and PhD in 2015 in plant breeding studying the genetics of redwood trees, and now supervise a coast redwood tissue culture lab. The redwood forest is a rainforest, but not the tropical rainforest I have been wanting to do research in since my high school trip. The education I have pursued has given me great opportunities to engage in tropical studies research and environmental education. I am now  working with a butterfly farm in Costa Rica (Osa Interactive Gardens) and OneForest Foundation to host international environmental education leadership tours. Students visit OIG on the Costa Rica tour and participate in butterfly activities such as tagging and trapping.

Supporting programs like this has the potential to be a major influence and inspiration in the life of a student and young scientist, like it did for me. 

If you are looking for a host organization for your school or club's international trip, contact OneForest.

We greatly appreciate any contribution and thank you so much for your time.
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Hey everyone,
I know it is a bummer when organizations ask for donations, but it is an effective way to get the ball rolling and support causes. OneForeset decided we need some donation incentives and are now offering the following gifts:
-$15 donation= OneForest 2017 calendar (check out our calendar photo contest going on now- http://oneforestfoundation.com/off-photo-contest/)
-$25 donation= OneForest t-shirt (sizes XS-XXL)
-$40+=both a calendar and t-shirt

You are going to need a 2017 calendar anyway, right?and the shirts are perfect for a hike in the forest! Send me a message with your address and t-shirt size
Thanks :0)
Old growth in Orick over Labor Day!
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$600 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 19 months
Created September 5, 2016
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