Patcong Creek Foundation is participating in #GI❤️INGTUESDAY this year.
We are using the day as a jumping off point for our Capital Campaign for Education. The campaign will run until our Winter Luncheon on January 19, 2019.
It is the GIVING season, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is also the SAVING season.
Turn a SMALL fraction of your savings into BIG opportunities for area students by contributing to our #GI❤️INGTUESDAY campaign when you #choosetogive.
Can you help us help more students? Patcong Creek Foundation's education is growing! With the creation of Seashore Science Center and focus on STEAM education, more regional schools have partnered with us for science fairs, mentoring, and field trips on the bay. Just a share of your savings from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. will fund programs.
Patcong Creek Foundation plays an important role in environmental education. We know the children in our area see the water that surrounds them, and hopefully they take the time to observe wildlife as well. Our goal is to introduce them more fully to our natural resources, provide new opportunities, spark interest in learning, and perhaps set students on a career path.
Patcong Creek Foundation has funded field trips on the bay for Somers Point students for the past few years, and the kids love it! It's such a great experience (made even better by the pre- and post-field trip lesson plans we've created), that we have more schools (equaling many more classes) that want to participate. Each trip costs around $700, so we need your help! We'd hate to have to turn schools away due to lack of funding, so your financial support really matters.
We've also provided scholarships to students to attend New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Sedge Island Field Experience (immersive marine science summer camp)—a truly unique opportunity to learn about NJ's marine life and conservation programs. The two boys that went this year said it was the best camp they've ever attended, and as Boy Scouts, they are seasoned campers! We can continue creating this opportunity for South Jersey students with your support.
With the establishment of Seashore Science Center in Somers Point, we are positioned to reach thousands of students in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, and beyond. Seashore Science Center will be a hands-on experience for children of all ages. The exhibits are being created with STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math—education as the focus. Bringing Art and Culture into the Seashore Science Center has been planned from the beginning as part of encouraging students to envision a future career, since not everyone is interested in hard science.
PCF's Education Committee is working on lesson plans to go with each of the exhibits for enrichment before, after, or during visits to the center. But, we want to do more than just have the lesson plans available. We want to provide resources, classroom demonstrations, and school assemblies to make an even greater impact on the students.
The resources have price tags, so we need donations from caring individuals to purchase supplies that will enrich our student's lives.
Our goal is $5000.
About $100/day for 52-day campaign from #GI❤️INGTUESDAY to our Winter Luncheon.
Thank YOU for your support!
Patcong Creek Foundation
Patcong Creek Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit corporation committed to protecting the Patcong Creek. Caring for the creek is important because it is a precious natural resource. Keep up to date with our stewardship through our blog.