A Natural Expansion

$2,425 of $40k goal

Raised by 27 people in 2 months
Gail Reed
for Friends of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Inc
 GREEN BAY, WI
Reconnect Kids with Nature - A Natural Expansion

600 acres of forests, ponds, waterfalls and animals galore make up Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, WI. In the Nature Center building on the grounds is the OAK Learning Center. The Center's nature-based 4-year-old kindergarten program is designed so kids spend about 60% to 80% of their days outdoors. This program is tuition free and accessible to all. It has been so successful that mothers call wanting to put their not-yet-born babies on a waiting list! We want to bring this program to more families, and we need to expand the physical indoor space and make safe parking zones to handle more children!

Children hear real wolves call, and learn about social habits of animals. They gather water samples from ponds and learn science by studying what they find in the water. They problem solve by building forts. They run and play, developing physical stamina, self-confidence and imagination. Join us in reconnecting children to nature!

The Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc., a 501(c) (3) corporation, asks for your tax deductible donation to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building. This expansion is critically needed and most importantly will allow us to grow our innovative nature-based, 4-year-old kindergarten program and our environmental education classes. Naming opportunities are available.

We plan to begin construction in spring with a completion date in 2017, so your donation will go to work soon! Help us reconnect kids with nature through A Natural Expansion.

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Give the gift of A Natural Expansion! Reconnect kids with nature at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. https://www.gofundme.com/natural-expansion
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Reconnect kids with nature through our Natural Expansion capital campaign. We’ll grow our innovative nature-based education program for 4-year-old kindergarten, keeping it tuition free and accessible to all. Plus, we’ll create more space for our many environmental education programs. Please click the link https://www.gofundme.com/natural-expansion to donate and share this post with your friends!
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The following pictures are just some of the captured moments during the nature-based 4K program held at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. By donating to A Natural Expansion, you will be helping to add another classroom to accommodate the increased demand in this well loved program! Learn more at: http://www.baybeachwildlife.com/natural-expansion-capital-campaign/
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$2,425 of $40k goal

Raised by 27 people in 2 months
Created December 13, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Inc
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Green Bay, WI
EIN: 391298929
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SN
$10
Susan Nelson
19 hours ago
JR
$15
Jane Raymond
14 days ago

In honor of Barbara Jean

JC
$25
Joyce Calderon
15 days ago
AK
$5
Andy Kaster
16 days ago

Love being able to take my kids to such an awesome place, any time, for free.

MB
$100
Marguerite Bachhuber
16 days ago

You're one of the best parts of Green Bay! Everyone can afford to visit the sanctuary, and you've given multiple generations of our family a lot of pleasure over the years.

JL
$100
JERRY LANGER
16 days ago
NK
$20
Niki Kuehnau
17 days ago
$25
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18 days ago
$10
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