In the many months since the coronavirus turned everyone’s world upside down, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has worked particularly hard to meet the community’s needs for learning, connection, and stress relief.
Safe summer day camps allowed hundreds of kids to experience the outdoors. Staff and volunteers have maintained the trails for strolling, hiking, and now snowshoeing. Festivals, workshops, and presentations have been reimagined. New opportunities have been created for kids who are learning at home.
You can support this work by making a contribution to Audubon on Giving Tuesday, the December 1, 2020, online day of giving.
Begun in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good, Giving Tuesday has become a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. On this day, community members give thanks to the organizations that they love and support throughout the year.
Thanks to generous friends and supporters of Audubon, your donation to ACNC’s Annual Fund at any time on Giving Tuesday will be matched, up to a total of $3,650.
If you are someone who looks for a worthy cause to support during the holidays, this is an opportunity for your money to go twice as far.
Should you choose to make your donation in honor or memory of someone important to you, you can indicate who you would like to receive a card recognizing your gift.
To have your donation matched, on Tuesday, December 1, go online to AudubonCNC.org/donate and “Donate to the Annual Fund,” or send a check to ACNC, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 and indicate in the memo line that it is to be used towards Audubon’s Giving Tuesday match challenge.
ACNC is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.
You are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the grounds, with its six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.