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May 17, 2016

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THE STORY:

Monmouth Museum Needs Funds to help expand an Outdoor Classroom in The Betty Jean and Karl Meyer Art & Nature Area

In October 2015, the Monmouth Museum expanded by adding a multifaceted outdoor area that serves as a classroom for the appreciation of art and nature.  This area has encouraged our educational programs to spill out into a "nature learning center" where the sky is literally the limit! 

The design is modeled after "Nature Explore Classrooms" promoted nationally by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Center.  Betty Jean Meyer of Little Silver initially provided the donation that made the area a reality. She said, "I'm 87 but I still remember day camp and sitting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, listening to tales of the past, legends and lore.  It put new thoughts in my head, gave me a new sense of imagination that always stayed with me.  I wanted to share that with children today."

Meyer was perfectly placed as a Museum volunteer and a member of the Navesink Garden Club to draw supporters to her cause. The Club enlisted the help of Monmouth County Master Gardeners last summer to clear brush, paint picnic tables and established a native plant garden in the first phase of the installation. Many Navesink Garden Members came out and painted , cleaned and coordinated several activities to get the Art & Nature Area established. Over 20 members came out to help, support and show their love for Betty Jean on Opening Day last September. They are committed to partnering with the Museum in the future activities of the Meyer Art & Nature Area.

The nature area eventually also will include areas where children can sort and identify nature finds from pinecones to mushrooms, build birdfeeders, gather for talks by naturalists, create art and sculpture from natural materials. Visitors are welcomed to The Meyer Art & Nature Area by "Stella", a large magenta dinosaur created by the late Monmouth County sculptor Jim Gary from a collection of auto parts. 

The ultimate goals of this new area are to provide another exhibition space for sculpture that can be installed outside; to provide an outdoor classroom where visitors can learn about native plants, insects, bird identification, and butterflies; and to provide an inviting area where visitors can have a picnic, enjoy nature and gain a better appreciation of our environment.

Some materials have been donated to get this project off the ground - a set of gardening tools from the Ames Tool Company, for instance, but all of the labor so far is the work of volunteers.  

Betty Jean’s dream is a perfect example of if you build it, they will come, says Avis Anderson, Executive Director of the Museum. This nature area will provide a new outdoor area to continue our mission providing arts, history and science education to our community. 

 

 

 

$14,970

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jimmy & Yvette

    $50

  • Mike at CRM Insurance

    $200

  • Pamela Marhan

    $25

  • Barbara and Paul Nix

    $250

  • Bordone Family

    $100

  • Carol

    $25

  • Dan Scalero

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Martha Ives

    $20

  • June Krepow

    $50

  • Richard S.

    $25

  • Carolyn and Anthony Almeida

    $150

  • Carolyn and Anthony Almeida

    $50

  • Hannah

    $25

  • Rebecca, Jeff and Isla

     

  • Heidi

    $15

  • Barry and Marjorie Tarnofsky

    $25

  • Kathy Hochberg

    $50

  • Susan McLaughlin and David Rosen

    $100

  • Scott A Hutchinson Family

    $25

  • Ann Marie Petrey and Gerard Lucciola

    $50

  • Paul R. Lenz

    $40

  • Michele and Adam Stark

    $50

  • Laura Bethmann

    $25

  • Joanne Mallon

    $25

  • David Berger, Sandler Rosengarten Denis & Berger

    $50

  • theresa quigley

    $100

  • Jill Sciacca

    $25

  • Tom & Pat Weber

    $100

  • Match dollars

    $1,050

  • Joann Kreger

    $50

  • Dian Woodroffe

    $100

  • Patti Potash and Howard Jacobowitz

    $100

  • Adam, Laura and Luke Fleischner

    $25

  • Jo McKeon-Hutton

    $25

  • Kevin Zealand

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Ellen Jelinski

    $25

  • Carolyn and Steve Mumma

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chuck Peters

    $250

  • Caryn Eisenberg

     

  • Alexa Garbarino

    $50

  • Richard & Natalie Warshak and Family

    $25

  • Ronnie Tuft

    $20

  • The Distenfelds

    $50

  • Greta

    $25

  • Zichelli Family

    $25

  • Janice C Stapley

    $100

  • Debora Thedinga

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jeff and Elizabeth Martin

    $50

  • Lois and Joe Wilkes

     

  • Lori Harvey

    $25

  • The Brooks Family

    $25

  • John Pokotylo

    $100

  • Marya Ursin

    $100

  • Suzan Globus and Mark Rothenberg

    $50

  • Martha Davis

    $50

  • Jeff Stout

    $50

  • Carol A. O'Neill

    $25

  • Tina

     

  • Elisabeth Haly Meyer

    $250

  • Richard Meyer and Helen Moran

    $250

  • Christine & Eric Sorensen

    $25

  • Carole Costell

    $50

  • David, Diana, Nicki, and Audrey

     

  • Ray and Cindy Mattia

    $25

  • Faye Zealand

    $100

  • Maureen

    $25

  • Marianne & Bob Ficarra

    $200

  • Jane and Jackie

    $50

  • Robin & Jim

    $100

  • Sharon and Jeffrey Schwartzman

    $100

  • Dr & Mrs. C. Stryker

    $500

  • Pamme Crandall

    $50

  • Amber Romine

    $100

  • Nicole & Cory Schloss

     

  • Erik Johanson

    $50

  • Jean and Ben Fleischner

    $1,000

  • Irene Stone

    $1,000

  • Stan Cain

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tricia Henderson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • B Fehrs

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Leslie Tuthill

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bernadette Kelly

    $25

  • Gladys BOWDEN

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Katherine Harcsar

    $50

  • Daniel Fenski

    $100

  • Nancy Haulenbeek

    $25

  • Leah and Alain Lebec

    $100

  • STEPHEN & MARY KELLEHER

    $100

  • Bill and Noreen Sharkey

    $50

  • Sidney Haig and David Lee Biddle

    $100

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150% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $14,970 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Monmouth Museum and Cultural Center

Amount Raised

$3,047

 

30% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Rubin

Amount Raised

$2,312

Fundraiser Title

Ben Fleischner

Amount Raised

$2,250

Fundraiser Title

Avis Anderson

Amount Raised

$2,070

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Pojawa

Amount Raised

$1,450

Fundraiser Title

Catherine Clark

Amount Raised

$1,108

Fundraiser Title

Faye Zealand

Amount Raised

$375

Donor Comments

Sidney Haig and David Lee Biddle

Sidney Haig and David Lee Biddle

DONATION: $100

BETTY JEAN & KARL MEYER ART AND NATURE AREA 2 years ago

Bill and Noreen Sharkey

Bill and Noreen Sharkey

DONATION: $50

Ruth Fleischner 2 years ago

STEPHEN & MARY KELLEHER

STEPHEN & MARY KELLEHER

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Leah and Alain Lebec

Leah and Alain Lebec

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nancy Haulenbeek

Nancy Haulenbeek

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Daniel Fenski

Daniel Fenski

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Katherine Harcsar

Katherine Harcsar

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Gladys BOWDEN

Gladys BOWDEN

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bernadette Kelly

Bernadette Kelly

DONATION: $25

2 years ago