Image of Doug Smith from a video showing him taking a scoop of pond water and examining the creatures that reside within a healthy ecosystem
The Pond Education Team has been hard at work converting many of our pond trip experiences and lessons into virtual equivalents. Unable to bring the students down to the pond (due to the Covid-19 Virus) for observation, exploration, and hands-on research experiences, we are in the process of creating videos of our volunteers doing just that.
How Can You Help?
Your $50 donation can purchase new pond books for the second and fifth grade classrooms like The Turtle Sisters of Cape Cod by local author Susan Bauer. Books will also be read aloud on video. We also need to purchase new pond activity books and coloring books for the students.
Your $100 donation can purchase arts and craft supplies for creating new signs, posters, and other educational display materials, and building macroinvertebrates models.
Your $150 donation can purchase materials used to create new handmade puppets.
Your $200 donation can purchase a new puppet theatre and its accessories. The puppets and the puppet theater will be used to produce our own pond health related puppet show for the students, voiced by BPC volunteers.
Thanks to generous supporters, the 2021 appeal has raised almost $16,000 towards a goal of $50,000, to support the Pond Education and other BPC programs.
Please renew your membership. It's easy--just press the button below or visit: brewsterponds.org to donate.