Because I know that those connections will bring them back. I know that those connections will make them want to learn more about nature and wildlife. I know those connections will inspire them to protect the land around them.
Your gift – received by January 31 – will help us connect children to nature through School Field Trips and much more. With your help, we can create more opportunities for children to explore, discover, and learn from nature at Tyler Arboretum.
Time outside in nature is so important in every season, from winter, to spring, summer, and fall. There is always something to explore outdoors at Tyler Arboretum. With your gift, you can help children discover more about the natural world and to build their connections with it.
I’ve only been Tyler Arboretum’s Executive Director for a short time, but as an ecologist, I believe with all my heart in the power of nature to reach children at their very center.
As I’ve met many of you, I have been deeply moved by the love and loyalty of Tyler’s community. And your desire to support our land and to teach our children. It really is amazing to see how people who care about Tyler will band together to protect and share its many wonders.
I have listened to the stories of so many people who love this special place and want what’s best for Tyler Arboretum and our future. I believe that our future is our children and I know that many of you believe that too.
That’s why it’s my honor, as Executive Director, to ask for your support this year end.
While I’ve been talking about School Field Trips, I can also say that I’m amazed at the way my own children, ages 6 and 8, enjoy Tyler. In walking the meadows, they stop to watch the butterflies and bees, buzzing with life as they pollinate the wildflowers.
Their attention is focused, when young children are so often distracted these days. Nature calms them as they watch the wildlife around them with fascination. I look forward to walking with them at Tyler to discover new things, for them, and for me and their mother.