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Social Venture Partners awarded Nature Track the Sponsor’s Award as well as a finalist prize for a total of $6K of the total $45k in prizes at Fast Pitch Santa Barbara 2015 event October 15th!
The SVP Fast Pitch SB 2015 offered ten finalists the opportunity to work with marketing coaches on a well-crafted pitch for their organization. The Fast Pitch SB event at Deckers’ Routunda in October show-cased the amazing finalists for a live audience. Six judges and the audience selected winners following ten amazing pitches of the needs for each non-profit. It was an education in social needs of Santa Barbara County!
Sue Eisaguirre’s pitch for nature field trips landed on receptive ears for the Nature Track Foundation! In addition to the prize money, she has been invited to make her pitch to funding sources based on the exposure afforded by SVP Fast Pitch SB! The value of the coaching, the camaraderie for NT docents, and the showcase experience along with the cash awards made this a winner for Nature Track to go forward to carry on the mission.
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NatureTrack would like to thank all of the exhibitors and presenters for coming out and helping to make “Step Into Nature” during this year’s “Day in the Country” event in Los Olivos such a success.
Many visitors had the opportunity to “zip” or “climb” into Nature on the Zipline and Rock Climbing Wall, as well as learn about the wonderful organizations who support and educate about nature in Santa Barbara County.
Be sure to check out the images below!
- Nature Games – Beck Reid
- King Johan – Ian
- Falconers – Lew and Dave
- Rock Climbing Workshop – Santa Barbara Rock Gym
2014 Exhibitors include:
The Wildling Museum; Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum; Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden; Mountain Air Sports; Santa Barbara Land Trust; Sedgwick Reserve; Midland School; YMCA; Buellton Rec; Santa Barbara Rock Climbing Gym; Santa Ynez Veggie Rescue; ForestWatch; Santa Barbara Trails Council and Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center.
2014 Information available from:
Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society; WE Watch; Lake Cachuma Recreation Area; Birdeez; Explore Ecology; and Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trails Volunteers
NatureTrack is excited to announce that they will be the 5% Friday recipient in August, on Friday the 15th at the New Frontiers Natural Marketplace! Come down to 1984 Old Mission Dr. Ste. A-10, and support NatureTrack!
On February 5, 65 7th and 8th grade St. Lawrence of Brindisi School students from the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles traveled to the Goleta Butterfly Grove for an unforgettable day and experience.
Students took part in a docent-led NatureTrack “adventure” where they spent the entire day outdoors learning about Monarch butterflies – seeing clusters of butterflies in the trees, butterflies on the ground “puddling,” and at times actually having a butterfly land on them! Students had time to explore the beach, create “sand globes,” learn about the local geology, and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
For many of these students, it was their first time out of the city and experiencing the wonderment of nature up close. Students also created butterflies by printing with kelp, all the while learning the parts of the kelp and the importance of healthy kelp forests. We are all fortunate to have shared this incredible experience together. We hope you come back next year St. Lawrence!
[image caption=”Students start off with a game of Owls and Crows”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Game_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Student looking at Monarch Butterfly egg on plant”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/MonarchEgg_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students walking on Elwood Mesa “]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ButterflyGrove1_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students at Butterfly Grove”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ButterflyGrove2_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students looking at a red-tailed hawk”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ButterflyGrove3_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students walking through gully on Elwood Mesa”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ButterflyGrove4_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students enjoying a Platinum Bar snack courtesy of sponsor Platinum Performance”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PlatinumBar_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students on Haskell’s Beach”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/HaskellBeach_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students playing catch with sand globes”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/HaskellBeach2_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students learning about oil shale on Haskell’s Beach”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Shale_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students learning about different kinds of seaweed”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Seaweed_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Students using seaweed for an art project”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SeaweedProject1_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Seaweed Butterflies”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SeaweedProject2_web.jpg[/image]
[image caption=”Celebrating a successful day!”]https://naturetrack.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/GroupShot_web.jpg[/image]
VOTE for NatureTrack!
Thanks for voting for NatureTrack in the 2013 Intuit “Small Business, Big Game” contest…we did not make it to the next round, but had a terrific response and appreciate all who voted for us!
Kids puzzling the mysteries of nature; that’s our story and we make it happen 2000 times a year. We transport students from classrooms, successfully engage their enthusiasm outside to focus on wild things like bird songs, animal tracks, and bones. We load their brains with nature, and relate field science to school standards. They return to their teacher more curious and better grounded to ask the intelligent questions and make better decisions tomorrow about our planet. FREE NatureTrack field trips fill the school budget gap with ingenuity and wonder! We even cover the transportation costs.
Thank you for your vote!