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Reeves-Reed Arboretum Receives Grants Supporting Engagement, Education Programs

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Hands-to-Nature brings children from area inner-city schools for a hands-on, environmental learning experience.
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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) has received several grants which, individually and collectively, will help the organization continue its mission to educate and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate.
 
The Arboretum has been received the following grants:
 
$9,950 - Novartis supporting 'Hands-to-Nature'
 
Now entering its 23rd year, Hands-to-Nature brings children from area inner-city schools to the Arboretum for a hands-on, environmental learning experience including transportation, class activities, healthy snacks and lunch, and classroom materials, at no cost to the participating schools. 
 
For many of these children, this is the first time that they have walked in the woods or explored a garden, and more often, these children don’t have opportunities to experience nature firsthand.
 
 
According to RRA Director of Children’s Education, Jackie Kondel, “The lessons and goals learned in these programs will instill a love and appreciation for nature that these kids will carry home to their own neighborhoods.”  RRA provides post-trip lesson packets enabling the teachers to continue these discussions back in the classroom.
 
$6,000 - Royal Bank of Canada supporting 'Blue Water Project'

The Arboretum will continue to survey, study and document the wetlands of the Arboretum with a special focus on the unique environmental feature known as the vernal pool. With a plan to create an “outdoor classroom,” our educators will build and expand upon their curriculum focusing on water conservation, filtration, and its effects on plant and animal life on our grounds and in our communities.

'Union County Means Green'

The Community Garden Grants program provides for matching grants of up to $1,500 for building new gardens, or for expanding or improving existing gardens.

The non-profit organization Groundwork Elizabeth is administering the grants for the Freeholder Board under its existing Come Grow With Us! community garden program.

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