Bringing 5th Grade Buses to Big Trees Will Succeed Because of You!

“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.” Richard Louv

“5th Grade Buses to Big Trees” is the way you are able to support this effort. Your #GivingTuesday gift will allow this project of chartering buses to bring Title 1 students to Calaveras Big Trees State Park to continue.

These are photos of one of the  5th grade Buses to Big Trees adventures.

There are children in Title 1 schools in the Central Valley of California that have never seen a State Park or a Giant Sequoia. You can help change that by Donating Now.

Debbi Crawford from Wagner-Holt Elementary shared her thoughts of their fifth grade trip: “We had an amazing experience when we last visited Calaveras State Park and are looking forward to bringing this year’s fifth graders. Many of our students have had little or no experience being in a nature area. Many of our students have had little or no experience being in a nature area. Our last visit gave our students the background knowledge to understand the Next Generation Science Standards, including movement of matter through living systems, food chains and food webs, and interdependence of plants, decomposers, animals in the environment. ..It’s so fun to see their faces when they stand by the giant sequoias for the first time!”

The goal is to raise $5000 for the “5th Grade Buses to Big Trees” project, which will provide the opportunity to bring six buses of children to the Big Trees and to change the lives of these children and how they view nature.

How will your Gift Make a Difference?

A gift of $1000 will pay for one bus of 50 children
A gift of $500 will pay for 25 children to get on the bus
A gift of $100 will pay for 5 children to get on the bus
A gift of $25 pays for supplies for 50 children
Any gift will make a difference!