domingo, julio 14

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area launches annual campaign for funds

The Yuma National Heritage Area has kicked off their annual month-long campaign to raise $75,000 to support Yuma’s youth.
According to Cathy Douglas, Executive Director, for the last three years, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) has received grant funding from the National Park Foundation to develop and provide all-expenses-paid Yuma Live History Adventure field trips to Yuma County 3rd and 4th-grade students, but this grant funding will not last forever!
She shared «We need the community’s help to allow us to continue offering this program to Yuma County’s largely Title I schools, who, without this funding, would likely not be able to participate.»
The Yuma Live History Adventure field trip program gets kids out of the classroom to experience nature and learn about Yuma’s local history by engaging in fun, interactive activities while visiting the Yuma East Wetlands, the Yuma Territorial Prison and the Colorado River State Historic Park.
Field Trip experiences include:

  • In-classroom learning through an educational and fun video series featuring YCNHA’s mascots, Ranger Bucky and Yasmine the Yellow-billed cuckoo.
  • Hands-on interactive STEM-based learning activities, including building a siphon and a dam, monitoring the weather, and communicating with morse code at the Colorado River State Historic Park.
  • Team-building activities to explore and find historical facts needed to “escape” from the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park.
  • Exploring and learning about native plant species and wildlife at the Yuma East Wetlands Wildlife Conservation Area.
    Please consider supporting this program and Yuma’s youth by donating today! Every $25 donation supports one child. $1,000 supports a whole class! $2,500 supports a school! Every donation makes a difference!
    Please visit our website to make your tax-deductible donation today!
    Thank you in advance for your generous support!