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,
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.