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Stargazing Fundraiser a Success!

Words by Simon Breen, Education Director
Photo Credit: Cory Apogian

The Conservancy recently hosted a Stargazer Fundraiser. It was deemed by all a delightfully enchanting evening. Astronomers from the San Diego Astronomy Association helped us trace the stars and regaled us with fascinating facts about the night sky, all to the otherworldly music of violinist Bethany Grace and horn player Jerry Folsom.

The event was one of the first we’ve held since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we were thrilled that it sold out. We raised $3,000 for our Seed the Future campaign, which benefits our Education Fund. We hope to host another stargazing event in the near future.

“The astronomers were all great! They showed true passion for their field and provided a lot of great insight [into] the stars [and] galaxy! Also, the event staff members went above and beyond to make this a fun and comfortable event to attend. And, of course, the background music provided by Bethany made the event next level. Job well done!”

-Stargazer Michael Farkas

Karlene Chavis, the meteorologist from CBS 8 San Diego was on hand doing live weather updates. 

The Coast News sent reporter, Samantha Nelson, to cover the event for a featured piece in the newspaper. Click the image to view the article online.

The headline and cover photo of a man looking into a huge telescope from the Coast News Group

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The Conservancy’s outdoor education programming serves school children, older adults, and everyone in between. Our Seed the Future campaign will provide dedicated funding to launch new programs and sustain existing ones. Through our environmental education programs, events, and exhibits, we reach more than 15,000 people every year.

Acquiring habitat and restoring it is a crucial part of how we preserve nature. We also educate people of all ages about why wildlands are important. In the field and the classroom, our engaging outdoor and environmental education programs excite, inspire, and provide connections to nature that our future leaders need to become environmental stewards, so the land we protect will be cared for by generations to come.