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On November 29, you will have the opportunity to join Calaveras Big Trees Association in celebrating #GivingTuesday. Your gift will help ensure our successful and incredibly important PORTS program (PARKS ONLINE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS) continues reaching students, teachers and the public around the world.

“Ports uses the power of video-conferencing to support K-12 educators in designing deep and meaningful learning experiences in virtual and in person classrooms.” (Lillie Oravetz)

How It’s Done at Big Trees

Thanks to funding from Calaveras Big Trees Association, Lillie Oravetz was hired in the fall of 2021 as a permanent intermittent state park interpreter to both run the PORTS program during the school year and do summer in-person programs for the park.

Our goal is to raise $40,000 for the PORTS program. In reaching this goal, you will be a part of bringing the beauty and importance of Calaveras Big Trees State Park to a wide audience.#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Anyone anywhere can make a difference!

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth

Enjoy a message from Lillie by clicking here

You don’t have to wait –


Click Here for more information on the PORTS program

If giving of your time is a better option for you, please contact Amber Sprock at 209-795-7980 for information about becoming a Docent at Calaveras Big Trees.  New volunteers are always welcome.

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