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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: To promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.

Target demographics: inspire a love of science and nature.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000 people.

Geographic areas served: San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Programs: 480 classroom programs and field trips each year, serving 10,000 local children in schools and 5,000 people of all ages at the EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the EV's for over 20 years. During that time, I've been a client, a volunteer, a board member, and a donor. It is a wonderful organization that delivers year after year in implementing their mission statement to deliver a hands-on science experience to elementary age school children. With the cut backs in education, science is not a priority. The EV's bring a science experience in the classroom and in the field that may me the only science experience for the students.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My school, every classroom, has received class room visits from EV for several years. The volunteers teach many subjects ranging from science to social studies. Each visit is highly anticipated by the children. They know that their experience will be hands-on, interesting and educational. This organization has highly enhanced our students' educational experience. They allow us, as teachers, to provide realia and experiences that are not readily available to us. What a great organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In February 2010, the EV docents came to my classroom to teach about ocean pollution, riparian habitat, and mammal skeletons. Using stations and hands-on materials, my students participated in activities that touched on several scientific concepts. Observing mammal skulls gave them the

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Client Served

Rating: 4

We did many fun and exciting projects and experiments. We learned about ways to save the environment and how to use alternative energy sources.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Positive: I liked what they taught. I liked doing the project. Negative: There was too much sun. The river smells bad. It was too hot.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

It was fun and interesting. Lots of free time. It is fun to make different cars and vehicles that use alternative energy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Environmental Volunteers camp was very well run and a great educational experience for my son who is 10 years old.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great camp. Children learned a lot of valuable info. Did fun projects. This was the first time EV had the camp for 6-8th grade kids, but it seemed very well-designed and planned.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I thought it was great. (written by Bob) It was fun to make cars. (written by Bob) It was great. (written by Winston)