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The Student Conservation Association builds the next generation of conservation leaders to help protect more than 325 million acres of public land in Alaska. This summer we will be providing boots for teens as they participate in a three to four week project to help with habitat protection, trail construction, and history restoration.
Stemming from our roots we have always been passionate about helping people grow and cultivate their own food. Green Youth Farm promotes urban farming for youth in the Chicago area. These students not only learn sustainable agriculture, but also job preparedness, financial literacy, healthy nutrition, and a deeper understanding of our global food system. We believe in working harder and playing longer so we are happy to support these students as they work hard for their communities.
We teamed up with Portland Children’s Museum to keep the awe and wonder of outdoor exploration accessible to younger generations. The Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, Outdoor Adventure, is an intentional, education-based, ADA-accessible outdoor space giving kids the chance to reconnect with nature. The 1.3 acre space is open rain or shine, and showers and puddles won’t be an issue thanks to a donation of BOGS Classic boots.
A historic 158-acre community farm located in central Aurora, CO. Delaney’s mission is to provide access to healthy local food, small-scale sustainable agricultural practices and foster community development. We will be putting on boots on staff to keep them dry & protected all year round.
The Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood. By being well prepared in all weather the Urban Ecology Center is able to provide outdoor science education for urban youth. This includes the protection and use of public natural areas, making them safe, accessible and vibrant. They also help preserve and enhance these natural areas and their surrounding waters.
Vashin Island, WA
Cedarsong Nature School provides nature immersion classes and camps to kids of all ages to experience the outdoors directly. Their goal is to create a connection to the natural world and increase awareness, fostering empathy for the earth from a young age. This year the school is expanding to serve students with learning disabilities and we wanted to help out.
City Growers aims to close a fundamental gap in the experience of inner city residents by providing meaningful opportunity to interact with the natural world. We will provide low-income scholarships for their upcoming summer camps. There the students learn where their food comes from, increase their understanding of natural science, and become empowered them to create positive change in their own communities.
Hazelwood Outdoor Kindergarten is an urban outdoor school that provides a year-round nature immersion to children between the ages of two to six. The goal is to foster a deep connection and experiences with nature. For the 2016-17 school year we will provide boots for the students and donate to their low-income scholarship program.
The Youth Garden Project cultivates healthy children, families, and community through educational programs. They use their 1.5 acre garden as a classroom for learning, hands-on activities, and exploration of the landscape that surrounds their community. BOGS will be supporting their 9 week camp program this year.
Park City, UT
McPolin Elementary School mission is to get kids out to recess everyday. BOGS will be donating boots this year to keep the kids dry no matter what the conditions.
Mt. Hood, OR
Founded on the summit of Mt. Hood in 1894, the Mazama is a nonprofit mountaineering education and conservation organization. Students interactively learn about the weather, geology, and biology of the mountain. BOGS will provide boots to the students as they explore the great outdoors.
At Magnolia Nature Preschool they don't believe Kindergarten readiness starts and ends in a classroom, it comes from turning natural curiosity into the lifelong love of learning. They believe this happens outside, where they have the space they need to grow and develop. BOGS will provide boots for the students’ outdoor immersion school this year.
For more than 35 years, Friends of the Dunes has been involving the local community in exploration and conservation of coastal habitats through our core programs including outdoor field trips for local elementary schools, public guided walks, and volunteer-based restoration activities. To help support this organization BOGS will fund field trip adventures in Humboldt Bay and coastal dunes.
Since 1989 Discovery Southeast’s hands-on, outdoor programs have provided nature education to almost every local 3rd to 5th grader. Enrichment programs like after school and summer camp build on those experiences with open time to explore and enjoy Juneau's stunning outdoors. Funding this year will help refine middle school summer camps and give children the opportunity to dive deeper into the outdoors.
Learning Outside's mission is to provide children with quality outdoor experiences that enhance their lives and learning, instill a love of the natural world, and promote lifelong stewardship. Their key mission is serving individuals who do not have ready access to quality outdoor learning experiences. To help expand their program, BOGS will furnish boots to kids to stay warm and comfortable.