Search TXNP
txnp temp ad

< More Around Texas

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Share: facebooktwitterdigg

Cibolo Nature Center receives nearly $50,000 from TPWD to help under-represented community members get outdoors
Cibolo Nature Center

January, 2011

The Cibolo Nature Center has received a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for $49,993 to support programs for people who have limited opportunities to get outdoors in nature.

 

The grant will be used to fund the CNC’s Children’s Outdoor Education Initiative, which includes the CNC’s award-winning Outdoor Classroom and Kids on the Creek programs for students on school field trips from San Antonio and the surrounding areas, as well as teacher training for TPWD’s Project Wild/Aquatic Wild and Growing Up Wild programs that help teachers bring educational nature programs into the classroom, according to a CNC spokesperson.

 

The grant comes through TPWD’s Community Outdoor Outreach Programs (CO-OP) to improve community outdoor outreach opportunities for inner-city, rural, low-income, minority, female, physically/mentally challenged and youth-at-risk community members. It will support the ongoing work of the Cibolo Nature Center to present TPWD-sponsored and structured CNC activities that serve community members who are traditionally under-represented.

 

“At the Cibolo Nature Center, we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to get outside to enjoy and learn from nature,” said CNC Executive Director Carolyn Chipman Evans. “This has been a mainstay of our conservation-education mission for children and adults. We are grateful to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for recognizing our work and we depend on their continuing support.”

 

Chipman Evans said the Cibolo Nature Center has added three new programs to its Children’s Outdoor Education Initiative: Job Skills Training for mentally and physically disabled high school students, providing outdoor-related vocational skills training and fostering an appreciation for the environment; the Campers on the Creek scholarship fund for underprivileged youth to participate in the CNC’s summer Nature Camp and Art Camp; and the Scouting Program, in which Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts meet badge requirements on environmental education. The grant will help support these programs, as well.

 

“For 22 years, the Cibolo Nature Center has provided enriching environmental education experiences for school-aged children and teachers from Bexar, Kendall and surrounding counties,” Chipman Evans said. “In 2009, over half of these students were from public schools classified as Title 1, where 40 percent or more of the school population is considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. 

 

“We’re proud that our programs offer thousands of underprivileged young people their first chance to travel outside of the city, spend time in nature, and even see a natural stream along the Cibolo Creek,” she added.

 

The Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne is located on 162 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park off Highway 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds. The Cibolo Nature Center’s mission is conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. Learn more at www.cibolo.org.

 

 

The grant will be used to fund the CNC’s Children’s Outdoor Education Initiative, which includes the CNC’s award-winning Outdoor Classroom and Kids on the Creek programs for students on school field trips from San Antonio and the surrounding areas, as well as teacher training for TPWD’s Project Wild/Aquatic Wild and Growing Up Wild programs that help teachers bring educational nature programs into the classroom, according to a CNC spokesperson.

 

The grant comes through TPWD’s Community Outdoor Outreach Programs (CO-OP) to improve community outdoor outreach opportunities for inner-city, rural, low-income, minority, female, physically/mentally challenged and youth-at-risk community members. It will support the ongoing work of the Cibolo Nature Center to present TPWD-sponsored and structured CNC activities that serve community members who are traditionally under-represented.

 

“At the Cibolo Nature Center, we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to get outside to enjoy and learn from nature,” said CNC Executive Director Carolyn Chipman Evans. “This has been a mainstay of our conservation-education mission for children and adults. We are grateful to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for recognizing our work and we depend on their continuing support.”

 

Chipman Evans said the Cibolo Nature Center has added three new programs to its Children’s Outdoor Education Initiative: Job Skills Training for mentally and physically disabled high school students, providing outdoor-related vocational skills training and fostering an appreciation for the environment; the Campers on the Creek scholarship fund for underprivileged youth to participate in the CNC’s summer Nature Camp and Art Camp; and the Scouting Program, in which Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts meet badge requirements on environmental education. The grant will help support these programs, as well.

 

“For 22 years, the Cibolo Nature Center has provided enriching environmental education experiences for school-aged children and teachers from Bexar, Kendall and surrounding counties,” Chipman Evans said. “In 2009, over half of these students were from public schools classified as Title 1, where 40 percent or more of the school population is considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. 

 

“We’re proud that our programs offer thousands of underprivileged young people their first chance to travel outside of the city, spend time in nature, and even see a natural stream along the Cibolo Creek,” she added.

 

The Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne is located on 162 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park off Highway 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds. The Cibolo Nature Center’s mission is conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. Learn more at www.cibolo.org.

 



rss 

Your TXNP Weekly E-Newsletter is made possible by the generosity of:

FROST in many Texas cities
THE SID RICHARDSON FOUNDATION in Fort Worth


TXNP Professional Members Are Dedicated to Texas and Texans.

Aurora Grants & Consulting |Dawson Murray Teague Communications | ELITE Research | FOR THE PHILANTHROPIST | Graystone Consulting | J A Churchill Associates | John F. Lewis PC | McConnell & Jones LLC





Sign up for your personal TXNP E-Newsletter

at-t Meadows Foundation express news HOBLITZELLE FOUNDATION v greenly zachry foundation w b h b bank of america southwest airlines Sid W. Richardson Foundation forst