NATURE MATTERS!

Campaign to fund the Hands-On Exhibits at the new                             Contribute any amount : )

WE NEED YOU!  ~ RECONNECTING KIDS TO NATURE TAKES A VILLAGE AND WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!  

Sponsor an Exhibit ~~~~~~~

SOIL IS ALIVE Exhibit ~

$25 ~ More than 1 million organisms in a handful of soil!  They all work to deliver food to roots, retain water and support above ground life.  Acknowledgement:  “Got Milkweed?” bumpersticker/sign and milkweeds seeds.  (Exhibit total cost $5,000.)

WATER IS LIFE Exhibit ~

$50 ~ All life on earth needs water. Acknowledgement: Honor a loved one or your name on a leaf on the Web of Life wall, Raffle ticket for an original Terry Davis sculptured bowl. (Total Exhibit cost $5,000)

TALKING TREES Exhibit ~

 $100 ~ Demonstrates how trees talk to each other and interact with soil, micro-organisms, animals and people. Acknowledgement: Honor a loved one or your name on a leaf on the Web of Life wall, Raffle ticket for an original Terry Davis sculptured bowl and Butterfly Garden in a Box Kit. (Total Exhibit cost $5,000.)

WEB OF LIFE Exhibit ~

 $500 ~ All life on earth is inter-connected and inter-dependent. Sponsors for the over all exhibit theme in this category may honor a loved or have their name placed as a Foundation Soil supporter on the permanent Web of Life Mural, a Raffle ticket and Butterfly Garden in a Box Kit. Or sponsors may request an individualized room or exhibit naming opportunity. (Total Exhibit cost $5,000.)

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Located in the beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon, we offer kids and families an interactive learning environment to learn all about nature as well as recreational activities for everyone to enjoy!  Butterfly Pavilion, Trails, Garden, Nature Discovery Play, Large Meadow, Woodlands, Wetland, Volunteer DaysWorkshops, Youth Programs, Internships. 

Rusk Ranch Nature Center gratefully acknowledges the following major sponsors, foundations and event sponsors for their help and support:  Southern Oregon SanitationOregon Caves ChateauMadd Moose,  The Craterian,  McGrews Restaurant,  Cabin Chemistry,   Shop Smart Foods,  Ray’s Food Place,    Trader Joe’s,   Albertson’s Allen Creek,   Spa at Club Northwest,   Oregon Country Fair,   Cascades Raptor Center,     Truffles from Heaven, Coffee Heaven,  Good Earth Organics,  Meyer Memorial Trust,  The Carpenter Foundation, The Fourway Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, West Family Foundation, Illinois Valley Watershed Council, Harry & DavidCary’s of OregonDillon’s Nursery & Garden Center, Evergreen Federal Bank, Shirley and Wayne Rusk, Kimberlie Lehman, Edith Martin, Divonna Ratliff and Diane Chirrick.

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The BUTTERFLY PAVILION, featuring native butterflies of Josephine County, is open May – October!  The Nature Center is open until mid-November.

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