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Helping the Ebersole Center Provide Environmental Education

The Lansing School District Environmental Center (Later renamed Ebersole Center) opened in the summer of 1977 with the mission of assisting classroom teachers in bringing "hands on" residential environmental education and ecological science activities to students in an outdoor "laboratory".  In 2003 the Ebersole Foundation was created to assist the classroom teachers in that mission by fund-raising to help off-set the cost of urban students attending the Center, capital improvements and to expand the existing 158 acre site that is currently the Ebersole Center. All of these goals are critical to the Center in order to continue to provide the very necessary environmental education services that it has provided in the past 30 years.

As our society faces increases in environmentally related "crises", the value of providing adequate environmental education that uses the outdoors as its textbook is becoming more and more important.  These valuable outdoor experiences are memorable to students and by their nature, the most inspiring.

The Foundation is looking for supporters who believe in our mission of "linking kids and the environment" and who are willing to assist in a variety of ways.  Direct financial support is the most crucial since we are a "new foundation" with a volunteer staff and board and are trying to develop an endowment to become self supporting.  You may also choose to become a "Friend of the Center" with an annual gift that will provide financial support and will keep you informed about current Center and Foundation activities through our newsletter, EarthBeat  The Center also needs "Environmental Stewards" who assist with a variety of on-going projects at the Center as well as people to help organize and facilitate fundraising efforts.

We recently completed an ambitious $600,000 capital campaign in order to complete payment on the farm property adjacent to the Ebersole Center property.  Read more here!
Ebersole Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The official registered name of the foundation is "VERNON D EBERSOLE ENVIRONMENTAL EDU & CONF CENTER FOUNDATION" % John Schimmel, 3400 2ND St., Wayland, MI 49348.  Donations to the Ebersole Foundation are tax deductible.

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  Ebersole Environmental Education and Conference Center
3400 2nd Street, Wayland, Michigan 49348
517-755-5000    or    269-792-6294
web: ebersole.lansingschools.net
email: ebersole@lansingschools.net
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