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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.

It's not."

-Dr. Seuss

Mission

Speaks for Trees and More is a nonprofit organization providing educational nature-based & environmental programming and workshops to the community. And, it is through these opportunities that we bring awareness to related topics that need our care & attention and ultimately why [to care about it/them]. 

Donate

 With a gift of $80, you can sponsor a program for an entire classroom at a local school or youth group in the community.

Introduction

Speaks for Trees and More was established in 2022, as my personal journey continued to evolve.  And, as I pursue a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability with an Environmental Science concentration, serve as a certified Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist, certified Leave No Trace Member and Community Partner, Lifetime Girl Scout and local 4-H Club Leader, I aspire to inspire! I love our natural world and hope to share something new or reintroduce you to something always known, but forgotten. Let's explore this big, beautiful planet together through education, play, creativity or a simple hike through the woods!

Have you ever pondered inviting a Naturalist to your event or activity or host a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop? I am available to visit your classroom, scout group, club, birthday party, or meet at any of the surrounding beautiful parks or preserves!

Have a natural or environmental topic in mind? Let me know! I can customize any nature-based or outdoor experience based on curriculum standards or simply a favorite interest in whatever you're finding out there in the natural world! Or check out our scheduled program offerings below!

Looking forward to seeing you soon - among the trees!

Sarah

speaksfortreesandmore@gmail.com


Events & Programs 2025

Nature Camp 2025
June 9th - 13th 2025 - Click flyer to the left for more information!

Nature Camp will aim to connect children to nature by allowing them to experience it first hand. Campers, grades K-5, will dive into our mission as they explore, learn and become environmental stewards.


Meet Natural Resource Specialists and Master Naturalists at each of our 5 unique stations - hosting a different theme and exploring a different aspect of nature every day, allowing campers to have fun while also learning about different fields of Science. We encourage every child’s inner explorer and discovering the endless possibilities at this 600+ acre Park!

Register Here

Events & Programs 2024

National Fossil Day
October 12th 2024 - Click flyer to the left for more information!

National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. 
Welcoming Students 1st-5th grade. Join us as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of National Fossil Day in 2024!

Register Here
Kosciusko County 4-H Fair 2024 - 4-H Static Exhibit Judging 
 July 11th 2024


Wells County 4-H Fair 2024 - 4-H Static Exhibit Judging 
 June 25th 2024


Fossils and Nature - Summer Reading Program
June 19th 2024 - Click flyer to the left for more information!

Nature Camp 2024
June 10th - 14th 2024 - Click flyer to the left for more information!

Nature Camp will aim to connect children to nature by allowing them to experience it first hand. Campers, grades K-5, will dive into our mission as they explore, learn and become environmental stewards.


Meet Natural Resource Specialists and Master Naturalists at each of our 5 unique stations - hosting a different theme and exploring a different aspect of nature every day, allowing campers to have fun while also learning about different fields of Science. We encourage every child’s inner explorer and discovering the endless possibilities at this 600+ acre Park!

Camp is FULL - please visit us at a future event!

No refunds please.

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops
Scheduling Now! - Click flyer to the left for more information!


Register Here
Girl Scout Programming
Scheduling Now! - Click flyer to the left for more information!
Speaks for Trees and More is honored to collaborate with GSNI-M and Fox Island County Park, as a Program Partner! We offer outdoor opportunities for girls to enhance their Girl Scout Leadership Experience through affordable and quality programs that align with the Girl Scout mission and values, to every girl member. Now offering: outdoor badge workshops, community service projects, assistance with the Journey experience, outdoor field trips, and unique fun patch adventures! Serving Daisy to Cadette grade levels for both Troop and IRG members! Please visit the flyer for additional details and to register via the QR Code!
Register Here
Arbor Day Programming
April - May 2024 - Click flyer to the left for more information!

Secure your date today! We are available to visit your school or field trip to a local park or preserve! Programming available for
K - 5th grade and every student or youth group member will receive a native tree to continue the conversation and plant at home!

Elementary Fossil Programming
January - November 2024 - Click flyer to the left for more information!

Secure your date today! We are available to visit your school or field trip to a local park or preserve! Programming available for 1st - 5th grade and meeting Science standards with interactive, hands-on stations. Every student or youth group member will receive a real fossil from Southern Indiana!
Southwest Stewards 4-H Club of Allen County
Registration open October 1st 2023 - May 15th 2024

Interested in 4-H and joining a Club that hosts non-livestock project workshops, participates in community service projects, and unites during the Memorial Day Parade and the Allen County Fair? Contact Club Leader Sarah to learn more or visit the following link to register today: https://extension.purdue.edu/county/allen/allen-4h.html!
Thank You! To our past Event & Program Sponsors:

To-Date Statistics

3068+

Youth Served

120+

Programs Offered

1849+

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