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The Nature Generation
February 22, 2010

As a winner of the Green Earth Book Award, I can tell you personally that their efforts to acknowledge and support science and environmental writers provide a much-needed boost to us psychologically and professionally. Science writers do not tackle educational books for young people with any hopes of getting rich. In fact, it's probably the least appreciated field of children's writing. Nonetheless, good science books need to be written and published if humanity is to have any hope of tackling the severe problems we all face. The Green Earth Book Award is just one of many things the foundation does to boost awareness of children's science and environmental books and encourage writers and artists to keep producing top-notch material. The year I won the award, the foundation also arranged for me to speak to school students in Arlington, Virginia. That one talk has led to more than two dozen other school visits in the area, ensuring that thousands of other kids learn exciting and valuable aspects of science. On a personal level, I have to add how sincere and genuine the foundation staff is. Their passion has made me a real believer in this group, enthusiastic about their continued success.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the response of children to the talks that NMF has organized.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passion and sincerity of its members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

smart, kind, and effective.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its reach to more children outside of the immediate area.

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

as always, funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

NMF is very well-organized, with people who KNOW they can make a difference. They network extremely well to achieve their goals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Won the Green Earth Book Award and spoke to school kids for them.