Simple Green's EGBAR Foundation named the Bolsa Chica Conservancy as its preferred benefactor for its 19th Annual Golf Tournament. As a result of the tournament, the Foundation was able to significantly help the Conservancy launch a long awaited new program that will be critical to their mission of educating youth in wetland science, watersheds, coastal ecology and environmental sustainability.
Schools often find difficulty in securing the resources needed to bring students to the wetlands. Bolsa Chica Conservancy's new Windows to Our Wetlands or "WOW" program is a traveling STEM-based educational program that brings the experience to the school directly.
Together with Simple Green, AES, got plovers, the Metropolitan Water District, and individual supporters who participated in the Crowdrise campaign, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy has repurposed a donated Simple Green vehicle into a traveling educational center filled with interactive exhibits and teaching tools aimed at increasing science literacy and awareness of conservation issues.
The new program helps to eliminate the financial burdens and time restrictions that prevent students from being able to participate and opens up the program to numerous schools, clubs and organizations that otherwise would never have been able to experience it.
The launch of the WOW program, as well as the unveiling of the refurbished Simple Green van, will take place on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy (3842 Warner Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92649-4263). If you are in the area, feel free to join the Bolsa Chica Conservancy as they embark on their new environmental education endeavor.