CHILDREN TODAY ARE FIFTEEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SPEND THEIR FREE TIME IN FRONT OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAN TO SPEND IT OUTSIDE.

If you’re like me, the outdoors were your sanctuary as a child. You probably spent most of your time – from sunrise to dinner bell – playing outside, testing your physical limits, and bonding with friends. The time you spent outside as a child directly shaped who you are today.

Unfortunately, for children from all walks of life, this free-range childhood is no longer realistic.

One recent study showed that children today spend less time outside than the average prison inmate! The good news is, you can help.

When you give a year-end gift to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, you’ll know you are helping 50,000 children (and their parents, grandparents, teachers, and caregivers) break out of a life spent indoors to explore the great outdoors on our grounds. Your gift helps them learn about plants and how to engage in nature – something that once came easily to kids like you and me.

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The San Antonio Botanical Garden is focused on providing quality plant and nature experiences that spark interest, curiosity, and appreciation for the natural world.

Programming like Science and Junior Gardener camps, Terrarium Ecosystem activities, Little Sprouts and the Children’s Vegetable Garden teach children about the amazing world of plants and how they play important roles in our lives. The Garden is more than a park. It’s a museum of plants with programming connecting you to the very building blocks of our environment, plants.

Your gift today ensures that children will grow up loving and appreciating the natural environment around them. The type of care and concern for plants and nature that you and I share can only come from this type of connection with the natural world.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Bob Brackman
Executive Director

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