When you join the Starfish Society your choice of membership will help bring
Title 1 students to Sandoway

The Starfish Society provides essential funding for bus transportation and free admission to Title 1 schools throughout Palm Beach County.

117 out of 185 schools in Palm Beach County are Title I schools, which means a majority of their students are on a reduced or free lunch. Because their funding is limited, they rarely get a chance to go on field trips or to learn outside of the classroom. Why is it important for these students to visit the Sandoway Discovery Center and participate in our Junior Naturalist Program? It has been demonstrated that students who are economically or academically disadvantaged increase their understanding and sustain material retention from activity-based programs that allow interation with the materials through sight, sound and touch. Sandoway's Junior Naturalist Program uses artifacts and hands-on activities as well as, "live" animal encounters to create a memorable educational experience that helps students succeed at test taking and decision making inside and outside of the classroom. These children have little experience with nature or knowledge of conservation. We need passionate advocates for our environment's future and through this program, we feel we can engage and teach these students to become scientists, environmentalists or well educated adults. With your help, we will be able to offer free or drastically reduced rates to Title I school students and aftercare faciliites as well as pay for transportation to the Sandoway Discovery Center.

Starfish Member Sandoway Discovery Center

Join Us As A
Starfish Member

As a Starfish Member your generous donation of $1,000.00 will:

    • Bring a school to Sandoway

Manta Ray Member Sandoway Discovery Center

Join Us As A
Manta Ray Member

As a Manta Ray Member your generous donation of $500.00 will:

    • Bring a grade to Sandoway

Seahorse Member Sandoway Discovery Center

Join Us As A
Seahorse Member

As a Seahorse Member your generous donation of $250.00 will:

    • Bring a class to Sandoway

TAX DEDUCTIONS

    What can I deduct?

    Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by the IRS. Sandoway House Nature Center is a tax-exempt organization as described in 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code (registration number 65-0603775). An acknowledgement of your contribution to Sandoway House Nature Center is provided pursuant to section 170 of the Internal Revenue Service. Charitable solicitation registration #CH5976. The Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, Inc. does not use professional solicitation in fundraising and 100% of each donation is retained by the Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, Inc. No goods or services were received in consideration for this donation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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