July, 2010The Cibolo Nature Center has received a $50,000 operations grant from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation in support of the CNC’s mission to conserve natural resources through education and stewardship.
“We are delighted for this recognition of the role the Cibolo Nature Center plays in providing nature education to children and adults through our commitment to the stewardship of natural lands,” said founding director Carolyn Chipman Evans. “The Kronkosky Foundation’s support is especially important to us during these challenging economic times.”
The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation awards grants to be used by recipients in Bandera, Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties for the benefit of the people residing in those counties. Visit the Kronkosky Foundation online at www.kronkosky.org.
The Cibolo Nature Center protects 162 acres of native Hill Country habitat, including cypress-lined Cibolo Creek, made accessible to the public with trails, a boardwalk, a pavilion and a picnic area, in addition to education facilities and a Visitor’s Center. Dedicated to conserving land and water for people and wildlife, the CNC is widely recognized for its science-based nature-education programs.
During the school year, the CNC offers an outdoor classroom program for children in public and private school and home schooling. Curriculum for grades K-8 emphasizes conservation of natural resources, addresses science processes and concepts and is fully aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum.
Summer activities at the Cibolo Nature Center include seven weeks of Nature Camp and Art Camp for children ages 6 through 12. The CNC’s Songs & Stories outdoor concert series brings families together to celebrate music and nature at the center’s outdoor stage between April and September each year.
Throughout the year, the CNC’s Living in the Hill Country series of classes and workshops provides landowners with important information on a wide range of seasonal topics such as water conservation, managing land for wildlife, geology and natural history. The center also sponsors ongoing field research on prairie vegetation, songbirds, insects, aquatic species and other wildlife, with expert researchers aided by volunteer citizen scientists.
The Cibolo Nature Center is located at 140 City Park Road in Boerne City Park off Highway 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds. Learn more at www.cibolo.org.