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Conservation Friends


Black Bear Solar Institute 
"We’re a unique non-profit founded in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to demonstrate Healthy Community through public projects incorporating renewable energy, energy-efficient building technology, electrified transportation, and wildlife."  BBSI was instrumental in making our quest to solarize our classroom a reality as well as many other aspects of our classroom and the ENP outreach vehicles. 

SolFarm Solar
"SolFarm Solar Co is a full-service solar energy company located in Asheville, NC that services the Southeastern United States. We offer consultation, system design, installation, and service for solar photovoltaic energy systems. We are a team of highly skilled renewable professionals with a passion for solar energy. SolFarm is devoted to providing a simple, streamlined solar experience to our customers. Established in 2012, SolFarm has been working with homeowners and businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina to help them reach their sustainability goals, save money and reduce their carbon footprints."  SolFarm Solar has been instrumental in helping us reach our classroom solar energy goals - THANK YOU SolFarm!!.  


Enphase Energy

"Founded in 2006, Enphase transformed the solar industry with our revolutionary microinverter technology which turns sunlight into a safe, reliable, resilient, and scalable source of energy to power our lives. Today, our intelligent microinverters work with virtually every solar panel made, and when paired with our award-winning smart battery technology, we engineer one of the industry's best-performing clean energy systems."  Enphase Energy generously assisted us with the final components needed to complete our classroom solar array - THANK YOU Enphase!!  

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WILD SOUTH is "a non-profit grassroots organization whose mission is to inspire people to enjoy, value and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South."   Wild South is a major supporter of Earthshine Nature's outreach programs.  Their support has allowed us to present wildlife and nature programs to many schools, wildlife fairs, and the annual Mountain Wildlife Days festival in Cashiers, NC.

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SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first and only public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

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The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is working hard to defend ocean wildlife and habitats worldwide!

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NATURE JOE is a longtime friend who presents animal shows to folks of all ages.  Joe is based in Eureka California.

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MUDDY SNEAKERS  is an outdoor education provider from Brevard, NC.  The team from Muddy Sneakers is putting an end to "nature deficit disorder" by working "To awaken in children a deeply felt connection with the natural world, one that inspires curiosity, stimulates learning, and brings new life to classroom performance."  I have worked with Muddy Sneakers and I can say from experience that what they are doing for kids is wonderful and so important--kids must have a connection with nature to be healthy! 

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TEAM ECCO in Hendersonville, NC.  "Our thing is taking children, and any adults brave enough, and opening their eyes, hearts, and minds to the wonders of the marine world. " One of our resident box turtles is now living at Team Ecco! Check out the website and stop by for a visit with BJ and Lefty the Eastern Box Turtle. 

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The Children and Nature Network  (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working worldwide to reconnect children with nature. C&NN provides access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators, and organizations dedicated to children's health and well-being.  Earthshine Nature Programs is now a part of C&NN--check us out on their movement map!

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Wildlife Warriors Worldwide is working keep Steve Irwin's dream alive by striving to protect and conserve wildlife and wild places worldwide .


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