Jeanne and David Laskin, long-time Chatham, New York community members, have gifted their beautiful 164-acre property to Flying Deer Nature Center, and we need your help to make the land ready for all of us to enjoy. We are building a driveway, parking lot, outdoor classroom, and trails. Thanks to a generous gift from FDNC fan and supporter Jayne Atkinson, every dollar you give today to this campaign will be matched up to $5,000.
For 21 years, Flying Deer Nature Center has been mentoring children, youth and adults in deep connection to nature, self and others. We do this by engaging participants of all ages in naturalist routines, survival skills, wilderness rites of passage and community building practices. We all need the benefits of connecting with the natural world and, in like measure, nature needs our care. This deep and reciprocal relationship with the earth is at the heart of our mission.
We've enriched and transformed the lives of thousands of people from our beautiful home in New Lebanon, while seeking a permanent home that would allow us to grow to meet the ever-increasing demand for nature education. Now we have the chance to establish that home. Please join Jayne in giving generously to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.