Thanks so much for visiting the new virtual meeting place for the Great Valley Nature Conservancy. We are a group that is interested in the future of environmntal education programming in Charlestown Township and throughout Chester County, PA.
We first started coming together when it was apparent that the comprehensive environmental education programming offered by the Great Valley Nature Center was in jeopardy. It was at a meeting this March that we were all notified that the Board had decided to dissolve the entity that is the Great Valley Nature Center. Faced with the dissolution of this 43-year-old, beloved non-profit organization, our group banded together, talked through possibilities to save the programs, formed committees, and proceeded with ideas that might save environmental education programming in Charlestown Township.
The members of our group all come from different areas of connection with the Nature Center. We are summer camp parents, and former summer campers! We are neighbors. We are parents of school children who came to GVNC for field trips in science and history. We are faithful participants in GVNC's adult adventure programs. We are former staff and former volunteers. We hail from many zip codes, but we come together here. We are a group of people who value our connections to the natural world around us, and want that for our children, and for your children.
We are just a few months into figuring out what our group is and how it can be of help. We hope you will join us. Lend us your voice, your experience, your passion and help us to organize a future for environmental education for all.
Please watch this space, and sign up for our updates. We hope to have a date soon for another meeting with the Board of the Great Valley Nature Center. We are awaiting an update on the dissolution of the Center.
Thanks for visiting our site!