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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, April 20, 2015

The KIN Program is a candidate in the Kind Causes campaign to win $10,000 in funding if enough votes are acquired

Santa Barbara, April 13, 2015 — The KIN Program is a candidate in the Kind Causes campaign to win $10,000 in funding if enough votes are acquired.

Kids in Nature (KIN) is an environmental education program, which provides science education to low performing schools in Santa Barbara with hands on activities to connect with the natural world. The goal of KIN is to provide more educational tools for students, including field trips to natural areas in the Santa Barbara region to put what the students learn into practice.

“The KIN program is an excellent way to provide underserved students with more opportunities to help them excel in their studies,” Joseph Gallego, Representative of KIN Collaborative, said. “The improvement students have made in their test scores after being a part of the KIN program is amazing.”

Voting for the KIND Causes competition opens on April 10, 2015 and will remain open for the remainder of the month.

If the KIN program is successful in winning the Kind Causes competition, the $10,000 in funds will be instrumental in supporting the continuation of the KIN program. The funds will be used for transportation, curriculum materials, and science and nature journals for two local schools.

To support the program, please visit the KIND Causes website and vote for KIN at:
causes.kindsnacks.com/kids-in-nature

About KIN Program
Kids in Nature (KIN) is a program hosted by UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER). KIN’s main goal is to help students develop a personal relationship with nature and become stewards of the environment.

Contact

(805) 893-2401
thorsch@ccber.ucsb.edu

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