It is a humbling experience to hear the passions and desires of a student. Desires to cause change and make the world a better place. Sometimes, I forget that passion and desire as I sit at my desk and answer phones, write grant reports and sort the mail. But when students are here, I remember that the mundane also supports the change.
Hours spent drafting program budgets and sorting out field trip logistics result in life changing experiences that light a fire in the heart of a young leader. They have the opportunity to see Creation in a light different from the fluorescents of a classroom.
When students share their excitement, when they ask if they can return, when the DO return, it reminds us that the work here at PRI is far from over.
If you would like to be a part of this change, we have shared several opportunities throughout this letter. I'd like to highlight just a few.1. Whidbey Raptor Day
. Come experience learning outside the classroom for yourself. Bring the family and bring your camera. Steve Layman joins us not only with his knowledge of these beautiful birds, but with a passion that is hard to miss. 2. Volunteer.
We have three volunteer opportunities over the next two months. Getting your hands dirty is another way to engage the land and get to know the creation around you. And you will be providing a GREAT help to us as well. 3. Support.
If it were not for your financial support, Pacific Rim Institute would not exist. Thank you so much to everyone that responded to our appeal this summer. If you have considered supporting us in this way, why not make today the day?
The biggest way to make an impact is to become a monthly supporter
. $10, $50 or $100 a month keeps the good work going all year long.
Wishing you a cozy fall,