There are Many Ways of Giving to the Nature Center
Volunteers are the heart, passion, and backbone of the Nature Center. The gift of your time, whether for an annual event, once a month, or a regular weekly commitment, enables the Nature Center to provide its programs, workshops, and discovery experiences to our visitors. Volunteering with the Nature Center is fun, rewarding, and you'll get to know a great group of passionate people! For more information, please contact executive director, Julie McDonald at Julie@clnaturecenter.org or at 805-693-0691. To download a volunteer interest form, click here. We look forward to meeting you!
A gift of your talent
It takes a lot of different talents to offer programs and workshops at the Nature Center. Do you have a passion for fishing, birding, or local history? Enjoy teaching children or adults about nature? Have a photography hobby? Love native plants? Do you craft? Enjoy sharing your organizational or event planning skills? Are you into social networking? Love to write? A gift of your special talent will go a long way in assisting the Nature Center with its programs, workshops, special events, and everyday operations. We all have a special talent ~ contact us to share yours! Please fill out a Volunteer Application (link below) and contact Julie McDonald at Julie@clnaturecenter.org or by phone at 805-693-0691.
Your gift of financial support, goods, and services
The Neal Taylor Nature Center welcomes private gifts and donations. Gifts to the Nature Center may be made in a variety of ways including cash, stocks, and personal bequests. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS.
Monetary gifts may be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest, or may be designated for a specific project or need. Gifts may be made in memory of friends or relatives, to honor the living, or in commemoration of special events. Planned gifts may offer benefit options to you and your family as well as to the Nature Center. You may wish to consult an attorney, accountant, or financial planner to assist with details of establishing such a gift. All gifts and donations become the property of the Neal Taylor Nature Center and it retains the right to determine use, access, and disposition.
All offers of potential additions to the collections, goods, services, and cash are greatly appreciated and help to enhance the resources of the Nature Center.
Belonging to the Nature Center
Your membership to the Neal Taylor Nature Center helps in supporting the various exhibits, programs, events and activities offered. As a Nature Center Member you will enjoy these benefits:
Individual ($25), Family ($40) Members receive:
- Subscription to the quarterly newsletter
- Invitations to special Nature Center events
- 10% discount on Nature Center Gift Shop purchases of $10. or more
- Annual Santa Barbara County Parks Day-Use Pass
- Private docent-led nature walk
- Lake Cruise pass for 4 people