Check out our short video here: KIDS ON the LAND teaches Science in the great outdoors
We are working hard to be successful on our first North Texas Giving Day!
This Thursday, September 18th is North Texas Giving Day and KIDS ON the LAND (KOL) is honored to have been included. Last year the event generated over 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million and KOL has the opportunity to benefit from those donations this year! Every donation of $25 or greater to KOL will be amplified by bonus funds from these donations. In addition, KOL has secured a grant that will match every donation up to $5,000 on September 18th.
KOL is a unique STEM environmental program designed to teach children about the region where they live, connecting them to the land and a more sustainable future. Every activity for students within the program encompasses independent thinking and outdoor classrooms where they can use their senses to learn. Examples that students can actually see, touch and smell are used as learning tools. Primarily, the program provides educational experiences for grades kindergarten through sixth. Since 2003, KOL has shared their program with more than 4,000 students and in 2014 over 800 students will have experienced the program. As budgets continue to be cut in Texas public schools, students are losing access to environmental science programs. As a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program (STEM) we are providing a much needed enrichment for teachers and students in the schools that we serve. There is extensive research showing the benefits of outdoor education programs like Kids On the Land and measurable improvement in science testing scores is being reported in the schools where KIDS ON the LAND is being presented. We have been able to grow this year by adding new programs and new grade levels. With your help we will be able to continue that growth and reach even more students.
On top of all of these great things, this is a competition! We will get additional bonus dollars for the most contributions, the largest number of new donors, the most tweets and the best social media campaign. We really need your help and greatly appreciate all that you can do!!!
Make your gift on September 18th by visiting https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/kids-on-the-land