"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead (1901-1978) quoted in John M. RIchardson, ed. Making it Happen, 1982
Placer Nature Center's environmental education programs and our facilities are powered by many wonderful volunteers who care deeply about children and families, our ecology, the nature center, and our future.
Because of our generous volunteers, Placer Nature Center is able offer an array of programs on the environment and connect our children to nature. To all of our volunteers, we thank you!
The following list is not complete by any means, here are just a few of our volunteers' stories.
Jason Clark, Jr. Naturalist extraordinaire!- What began as a summer volunteer opportunity expanded and grew into a full project with lasting benefits for the Placer Nature Center and inspiration for other teens in our community. THanks Jason!
Valerie Curl, social media guru! Thanks to Val, Placer Nature Center has a thriving social presence on FaceBook, Twitter and helps update our blog with fascinating stories on nature. We've taken nature online and reached new friends because of her! Thanks Val!
Ashlee Andrews builds her senior project - among other activities, Ashlee built a Track Box near the pond. A Track Box will record the tracks of animals that come to drink out of the pond. Thanks Ashlee!
Taylor Rick completes her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Choosing to work on the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, Taylor organized a group of younger Girl Scouts from troop #654 to help her implement her project. Taylor identified each of the plants in the garden and found pictures and descriptions of each of the plants to make garden stakes to mark each of the plants. In all, the Girl Scouts made 26 garden stakes for most of the plants in the garden that show a picture of the plant in bloom and a description of the plant.