The Forest Learners’ Species-A-Thon Raises Over $3,500 for Indigenous Youth!

The Forest Learners spent a day seeking out species in the diverse bioregion at Rice Lake and found 166!

Enjoy the photos of their clever notetaking systems below and the final list HERE! Their hard work raised over $3,500.00 for the Indigenous-run, non-profit, UNYA!

Soaring Eagle Nature School is fundraising on an ongoing basis for the Urban Native Youth Association to raise $25,000. Please stay tuned for more fundraising initiatives! Donations can be anytime on our GoFundMe page.

Our Commitment

Soaring Eagle Nature School is committed to raising $25,000 through various initiatives for the indigenous-run non-profit, UNYA, as they have provided impactful programs and opportunities for Indigenous Youth in Vancouver since 1988. With over 20 programs, UNYA provides education and training, opportunities for health and wellness, housing transitions support, and many types of mentorship with a mission centered on Indigenous youth finding their voices and becoming inspiring leaders.

Our commitment stems from recognizing that the work of nature connection is built upon stolen Native land, as well as the stolen labour of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour. We recognize that systemic injustice exists and that we have a responsibility to work toward reparations and equity in resources and nature-based programming. 

As a staff team, we reached out to the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) to offer our time, resources, and community to see where we can help the most. All initiatives by Soaring Eagle Nature School are based on what is most needed by UNYA.

We strongly believe in the power of our community to reach our goal! See our most recent and upcoming initiatives HERE! Donations can be made anytime on the GoFundMe page.