Foster a greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural environment
For nearly 30 years, the Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) has offered programs and activities on their lands, as well as in the classroom, to foster a greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural environment.
Annual reach of their program averages more than 4,500 children from over 270 school groups to help them appreciate nature and learn about the outdoors in the outdoors. In addition to the students, hundreds of parents and teachers attend and assist with the activities.
“I find it essential in today’s society to get our kids outdoors. Many of my students do not have opportunities nor take the opportunity to appreciate nature. By building in time with LTC, I not only am able to meet several state standards, but allow my students to discover and learn in a way they may have never imagined,” explains Christie Meyer, teacher at Concord Academy Boyne and a partner with Little Traverse Conservancy.
Little Traverse Conservancy
Harbor Springs, MI
Partners: Approximately 50 schools, public and nontraditional, homeschool groups and scout troops, parents and volunteers
Staff: 15 FTE | 1 FTE plus 2 seasonal staff dedicated to education