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The PORTS program connects students to their state parks through videos and interviews with a park ranger. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Bring the Giant Sequoia Forests of California into Classrooms Worldwide

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Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have launched a new digital field trip that explores the challenges, including wildfires, facing our giant sequoia forests. Giant sequoia, the largest living trees on Earth, are found only in California’s Sierra Nevada. Their massive size, singular beauty, and rarity have made them living icons of the natural world and subjects of global fascination. The new giant sequoia program will air live through the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students program (PORTS).

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Kids in the redwoods. Photo by Evan Johnson

More Kids to Visit Redwood Forests in 2014 – 15

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 13, 2014) — More students will visit California’s redwoods this year thanks to San Francisco-based Save the Redwoods League’s annual educational grant program.

The League has awarded over $106,000 to 24 schools, parks and educational organizations to help students get outdoors for enriching and educational experiences among the redwoods. Grant winners are located throughout Northern California, from Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center serving low-income youth, to Santa Cruz’s Every Child Outdoors Science School and Mendocino Area Parks Association’s field trip program. View and download the full press release.

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Kids in the redwoods. Photo by Evan Johnson

Save the Redwoods League Education Grants Connect Students with Nature

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 7, 2013)— Save the Redwoods League, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its 2013 education grant recipients. The League awarded more than $102,000 to a total of 25 schools, park interpretive associations and nonprofit organizations in California. Save the Redwoods League’s education grants enable students to get outdoors for enriching and educational experiences among the redwoods. View and download the full press release.

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Save the Redwoods League Announces 2012 Art Contest Winners

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SAN FRANCISCO (November 15, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the winners of the 2012 Art Contest for kids. Twelve children from throughout the United States won honors and more in the League’s “Find Me in the Redwoods” Art Contest. The art contest was designed to raise awareness of and encourage visits to redwood forests in California by asking students across the country to create and submit a drawing, painting or sketch of themselves in the redwoods. The League received over a thousand entries. View and download the full press release.

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Photo by Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative

Save The Redwoods League Education 2012 Grants Get Students Outdoors

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SAN FRANCISCO (September 27, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its 2012 education grant recipients. The League awarded more than $100,000 to a total of 30 schools, park interpretive associations and nonprofit organizations in California. View and download the full press release.

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"Find ME in the Redwoods" 2012 art contest for kids.

Save the Redwoods League Launches National Art Contest to Encourage Kids to Protect Redwoods

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SAN FRANCISCO (September 7, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its third annual redwoods art contest for kids. The League’s Find Me in the Redwoods art contest is a simple way to encourage America’s students to have fun, connect with nature and help protect one of our country’s most iconic natural wonders. View and download the full press release.

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Arcata High School students measure tree height using a clinometer. Your support enabled them and others to explore forest stewardship careers. Photo by The Forest Foundation

Future Stewards: Your Gifts Help Inspire Students to Care for Forest

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Thanks to your support that enabled Save the Redwoods League to provide an education grant to our partner, The Forest Foundation (external link), the next generation of forest caretakers is taking root. Over two days, the Auburn-based foundation took 65 high school students from Humboldt County-area schools on a learning adventure called “Map It, Manage It, Sustain It.” Learn more about this program.

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Photo by Greg Hayes

Your Gifts Help Inspire Future Stewards

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Michele Luna shared a story about an inspiring moment with a child who participated in her organization’s redwood education program (pictured), thanks to your support of Save the Redwoods League. The anecdote is from Luna’s colleague: The student hiked and completed activities in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve Area. “Then the student said, ‘Thank you for letting me come to your park!’ I said, ‘This is your park! You can come here with your family and friends.'” Learn about the priceless next moment.

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Our First Redwood Educator of the Year

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Conrad Benedicto (pictured), Executive Director of Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative (WALC), is the first recipient of the Save the Redwoods League Redwood Educator of the Year award. WALC helps underserved San Francisco high school students learn about redwoods through an integrated curriculum and extended field trips to redwood parks. Learn more about WALC.

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