Press Release

NatureBridge Receives $15,000 Donation from Dominion Energy to Benefit NatureBridge Students at Prince William Forest

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October 24, 2019
Contact: Annie Schuler

San Francisco, CA — NatureBridge is proud to announce the receipt of a $15,000 donation from Dominion Energy to support environmental science programs at our Prince William Forest Park campus. 

Dominion Energy has long been invested in giving back to the communities it serves. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes.

Grants are awarded to organizations focused in one of four areas: basic human needs, environmental stewardship, education and community vitality. NatureBridge was selected for not only the environmental science education programming, but for the focus on stewardship.

Since 2015, grant support from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has helped to connect hundreds of students the wonder and science of the natural world at Prince William Forest Park.

“At Dominion Energy, we love the great outdoors and are going to great lengths to protect the environment by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, preserving wildlife habitats and protecting our natural resources,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

“For the future of our planet, it’s essential our youth learn about environmental science and conservation. We’re so pleased to support this invaluable program.”

NatureBridge provides hands-on environmental science programs for children and teens. Multi-day programs take place outdoors in the wonder of nature’s classroom, where students are immersed in the wonder and science of our national parks in Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic and Prince William Forest.
Founded as Yosemite Institute in 1971, today NatureBridge welcomes more than 600 schools and 30,000 students and teachers each year. After nearly 50 years of teaching and inspiring students, NatureBridge has provided life-changing experiences for more than 1 million participants and is a national leader in the field of environmental education. 
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