With your continued support and generosity, we are transforming present challenges into unique and powerful opportunities for the future.
In recent times, we've expanded our partnerships with local conservation groups and business owners who warmly welcomed our 'Aventureros.' These young residents of Bahía de los Ángeles have become leaders in their community, furthering their scientific knowledge, and being called upon for their expertise.
We've also opened our doors to provide educational support open to all. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, donated resources, and your generous contributions, we are establishing a community hub and learning center that will have a lasting impact on local youth and, ultimately, our wildlife.
There was a time when this essential program was merely a dream, and we once envisioned it as a summer initiative. Today, we're reaching out to you to help us make 'Aventureros' a year-round reality for our youth and our community. Your contributions support educational activities, supplies, and stocking the pantry with healthy, affordable, and accessible food.
There are four main ways that you can direct your support to VSI:
(1) Aventureros: This program provides science, snorkeling, English, and data collection lessons to local students, fostering stewardship values for the next generation.
(2) The VSI Scholarship Fund: Our goal is to provide equitable access to nature. We never want money to be the barrier to making a trip, so we have created a scholarship fund to bring the Baja experience to people who would otherwise be unable to visit.
(3) VSI General Fund: By donating to the VSI General Fund, you would be supporting our mission by helping to cover overhead costs, staff salaries, and more.
(4) Marea Viva: Support our initiative to repurpose, recycle, and reimagine plastics, preventing them from ending up in landfills or the sea. This vital effort is dedicated to addressing the pressing issue of plastic waste and its impact on our environment."
Your contribution to any of these areas will make a meaningful difference in our mission to protect and conserve the natural world.