Send Under-served Students on a Field Trip

Everyone should have the chance to share in nature’s harmony.

A fundraising campaign for Friends of Reinstein Woods

Pat Taeger Memorial Field Trip Fund

        From animal signs to exploring the world of the pond, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve offers a variety of fun and educational programs for school groups. Schools with financial limitations may be granted a program fee waiver; however, we need your help to take it one step    further.

        Transportation costs are often the biggest barrier for schools to send kids to places like Reinstein Woods. Our goal is to raise $1000 to provide transportation to Reinstein Woods for under-served schools.

Thanks to a bus grant, students from the Buffalo Academy of Science came every
June for three years to investigate pond animals at Reinstein Woods.

This special field trip fund was started in memory of beloved volunteer Pat Taeger. Pat worked as a teacher aide for Cheektowaga Central Schools. In spring 2015, she brought the special education class she worked with on a field trip to Reinstein Woods, making special arrangements for their      transportation.

It is our hope that donations to the Pat Taeger Memorial Field Trip Fund will provide a lasting legacy to honor Pat’s memory and give children an opportunity they might not have otherwise.

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Volunteer Pat Taeger

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About the Organization

Friends of Reinstein Woods

The Mission of Friends of Reinstein Woods is to promote knowledge of nature through awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of the unique and diverse environment of Reinstein Woods and its programs.

Friends of Reinstein Woods is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that supports the environmental education programs offered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at Reinstein Woods. We provide vital financial and volunteer support for programs aimed at school children, teachers, youth from underserved neighborhoods, and the general public. We also support stewardship projects designed to protect and restore the natural habitats at Reinstein Woods