Savenature allows children and adults to get really excited about bugs all while teaching is about how we can contribute to preserving the natural world. They put words into action and make nature real by bringing it to people where they work, live and learn.
SaveNture.org creates positive involvement for children and adults alike to care for our precious resources. Many years ago I volunteered for the organization (when called Center for Ecosystem Survival) and saw first hand how enthusiastic school kids got when helping to save rain forests, becoming engaged in efforts to be grassroots conservationists. Taking the next step SaveNature.org became involved with protecting and preserving coral reefs- more important ecosystems; and their work continues to inspire and be successful with those programs as well as the Insect Lab.
When my sister died we wanted to raise money to do something to remember her by. She hated zoos and we looked at funding a police dog, but that was taken care of before we fundraised. A friend put me in touch with SaveNature.org. The Director himself called me up and discussed what his organization did and how my sister could have a lasting legacy while helping with conservation. Not only that, but he told his staff my sister's story and the staff even donated to our cause. This is an exceptional organization that I am proud to support!
Savenature.org has been an inspiration to us as a family and especially for our daughter Madison who has been diligent in her plight to save our oceans! She has just released her first music EP in which she is donating a portion of her proceeds to this, her most beloved organization. They inspire and make a difference. We need to continue to get that message out there. Keep it up!!!
SaveNature.Org is one of the most innovative grassroots conservation organizations ever created. As a former Zoo Education Director, I became involved with the organization over 20 years ago (when it was called the Center for Ecosystem Survival). We placed one of the Conservation Meters that Norm Gershenz had created to "collect change to make a change" near one of our exhibits. With the Conservation Meter our zoo was finally able to empower every one of our guests to take part in a collective global conservation effort. Every child who puts a nickel, dime or quarter in the meter is proud to know they are helping save species. The meter at just this zoo has raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years. The Insect Discovery Lab of SaveNature.Org is such an important traveling program to inspire conservation stewardship. I am proud to now be working more closely with SaveNature.Org by helping expand the Insect Discovery Lab, which is now available in Central Florida.
SaveNature.org is a fantastic conservation organization. Many groups do great work in the field as does SaveNature.org, but to me that thing that sets this organization apart is that it serves as an inspiration for so many people. Children and working people who aren't capable of big financial commitments can still be part of the effort to conserve the world's wild places and wildlife through SaveNature.org.
This is grassroots conservation at its absolute best. Nothing will ensure the future of wildlife as much as a committed next generation of conservationists. SaveNature.org is motivating, inspiring, and producing that next generation through their worthwhile projects and creative opportunities to support them.
Norm G. is a hero to most of the zookeepers and aquarists in North America.
I have been board member for about 10 years. Center for Ecosystem Survival is now SaveNature.Org. SaveNature.Org rasies money to purchase and protect rainforests and coral reefs around the world. The executive director and scientific advisors have impressive credentials and are extremely well plugged in to the world of conservation. SNO's roster of member organizations and individuals is impressive.
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After observing SaveNature.org for several years (it was formerly called Center for Ecosystem Survival), I was so impressed that I accepted an invitation to join the board, on which I have now served for about ten years. This nonprofit raises money to save rainforest and coral reefs around the world; in 20 years, over $1.3 million has been raised. In 2001, a dozen donors traveled together to Madagascar to see a total solar eclipse and, more importantly, to visit the precious wildlife there. We saw many lemurs, chameleons, brilliantly colored insects, and more. Our newest project is to spread the word about sustainable food. Early in 2009 we will be inaugurating Seed to Table, visiting classrooms, fairs, and other events to help our fellow citizens save the earth with their food choices.