Year:   

2015

Grant Category:   

Environment

Organization:

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

Project Title:

Nature Bus Program

Grant Amount:

$80,000

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center (originally known as Westcave Preserve Corporation), established in 1976 to restore this spectacular Hill Country grotto, now encompasses a state-of-the-art Environmental Learning Center and an environmental education curriculum, which supports state-mandated learning objectives. Westcave is developing a Roadrunner Outdoor Adventure Bus program to eliminate one of the greatest barriers organizations face when taking kids on environmental outings: transportation. The Impact Austin funds will go towards the purchase and refurbishment of a used school bus, staff to develop the program and coordinate transportation availability, licensed and trained bus drivers, and development of a cross-organizational registration system. The bus will be used by Westcave as well as schools and other nonprofit organizations. Transportation scholarships will be available for underserved communities.

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