FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2021
Contact: Susan Parini
415-992-4700 ext. 491
San Francisco, CA —NatureBridge received a $15,000 grant from Dominion Energy to support distance learning programs for schools and students in virtual settings. Funds will support program participation for Virginia students in financial need, providing the opportunity for kids to learn about the unique ecosystems and natural history of Prince William Forest Park, the largest protected natural area in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.
“Our mission is to connect young people to the wonder and science of the natural world through transformative experiences in our national parks,” said Kim Hanson, Mid-Atlantic Director. “Through distance learning, students will explore the ecosystem at Prince William Forest Park, dive into watershed studies and gain a better understanding of how their actions impact the health of the Chesapeake Bay. This generous grant from Dominion Energy will help students develop a lasting relationship with the environment.”
“These grants support programs and people dedicated to making our world a better, more livable place for future generations,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “It’s a privilege to support these community efforts to improve the environment and provide environmental education opportunities."
As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, Dominion Energy recently awarded $1.3 million in environmental education and stewardship grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The grants support a variety of initiatives benefiting communities across eight states. Donations were shared by 118 nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve natural spaces, protect and preserve natural habitats or teach about environmental stewardship. Over the past 15 years, Dominion Energy has donated over $37 million to support environmental projects across its footprint. For more information, visit https://www.dominionenergy.com/envirogrants.
Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. These residential programs connect students to the wonder and science of nature and inspire the stewards of tomorrow. As the largest non-profit educational partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 participants each year and offers programs in four national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park and Prince William Forest Park. For more information, visit naturebridge.org.