Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Sponsor NC 4-H Nature Adventures Program
On Monday, June 14, 2021, a check for $2,500 was presented to North Carolina 4-H from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s in support of the Nature Adventures with NC 4-H Camps virtual environmental education program. Ernest Brunetti, General Manager of the Bass Pro Shops Cary store, joined Dave Herpy, NC 4-H Camping Specialist, for a special check presentation at the Cary store.
Nature Adventures is a virtual learning program aligned with NC Standard Course of Study (Grades 2 through 7) teaching standards provided for FREE for educators and families.
The Nature Adventures program began in fall 2020 after the tremendous success of the NC 4-H Summer 2020 CAMP OUT! virtual camp in June 2020 and continued through the spring of 2021. The spring program included the following five virtual environmental education programs:
- Giants of the Coast hosted by the Eastern 4-H Center – Black Bears
- Stories in the Stars hosted by the State 4-H Camping Office – Astrology
- Run, Duck, Hide hosted by the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center – Predator/Prey Relationships
- Winged Wonders hosted by Millstone 4-H Camp – Butterflies
- Taking Flight hosted by the Eastern 4-H Center – Birds of Prey
“We are truly grateful for the generous support from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s for our Nature Adventures virtual environmental education program with our North Carolina 4-H Camps & Centers through NC State Extension. With their support, we have been able to teach hundreds of students across the state of North Carolina and beyond about the Great Outdoors. Our hope is that by participation in our virtual programs, our youth will become lifelong stewards of our natural environment. We appreciate their support of our program and our youth.” -Dave Herpy, NC 4-H Camping Specialist