As you are probably already aware, The Wilderness Center’s Interpretive Building and Planetarium will remain closed and all in-person programs will be cancelled until further notice. Even under the Stay-at-Home Order, we are still encouraged to take a hike, get outside for some fresh air and exercise, and take a moment of peace. We can enjoy nature together, but we must be mindful of distance for the safety of everyone in our community.
During these difficult times, many of the community resources we all rely on may be closed. Here at TWC, however, our staff are still doing their best to support you, engage the minds of your children, and help you all connect with nature.
- Our amazing Naturalists are providing STEM-based videos, scavenger hunts, experiments, and a book discussion group to keep you learning about nature and exploring your backyard while you are homebound. You can find these on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and through our website here: https://www.wildernesscenter.org/education/educational-resources/
- Our trails remain open and free of charge for the benefit of our community. We encourage you and your family to visit, while respectfully maintaining a 6-foot distance from any other visitors you may meet along the trail. Breathe the fresh air, look for signs of spring, and discover the solace nature can bring.
We’re all facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the novel coronavirus. The Wilderness Center has been hit hard. The cancellations of all field trips, education programs, and fundraising events will result in a considerable loss of income for the Center during our busiest time of year. These are funds that we depend on to help us pursue our mission throughout the rest of the year.
The Wilderness Center provides our community with free and low-cost opportunities for all ages to connect with nature through our educational offerings, the sanctuary of our beautiful trails, and the preservation of natural spaces through our land conservation and forestry programs. We need to bridge this funding gap to continue offering those services you value and to continue supporting the talented team that is working so hard for our shared community.
Please consider donating now, in any amount, to provide the emergency funds TWC needs to weather these difficult times. The recently adopted charitable donation guidelines may offer additional incentives.
Thank you, and please remember, we are all in this together,
Jeanne M. Gural
You can donate online using this secure donation form. You will be directed to PayPal to complete your gift but are not required to have an existing PayPal account to do so.