Sierra Nevada Journeys has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Sierra Nevada Journeys pledges to provide 400 elementary students science education through their Classrooms Unleashed program. Classrooms Unleashed is a hands-on science program offered to Northern Nevada and Northern California school districts. The program includes three in-class lessons taught by credentialed teachers from Sierra Nevada Journeys and an exploration field trip to a local nature area.
Dr. Philip Sadler, a professor of science education at Harvard University said, “Most people who turn out to be scientists, or engineers, or mathematicians, originally got interested in elementary school; somewhere between grades K through 6.” By presenting science to young and eager students, Sierra Nevada Journeys hopes to build the next generation of leaders, scientists and stewards.
“Sierra Nevada Journeys has set a #GivingTuesday fundraising goal of $10,000 to help provide 400 elementary students with fun, engaging science-based education,” said Karen Senger, director of development for Sierra Nevada Journeys. “We’ve set the bar high to impact many youth and are calling on the community to help us reach the goal.”