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Benefit Event for Earthshine Nature Programs
April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is a benefit Event for Earthshine Nature Programs. We are raising support for our classroom solar array project.
What does wildlife, reptiles, nature and environmental education and conservation, electric vehicles, and solar energy projects have in common? The answer is Steve O’Neil, founder and executive director of Earthshine Nature Programs (ENP) and naturalist and environmental education teacher at Trails Carolina and Trails Momentum.
On Monday, April 16, from 6 – 8:30pm, Steve and his reptilian and human friends will be on hand at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard.
Come learn all about, feed and possibly even hold a snake or a tortoise, talk with Steve about his wildlife education, conservation, community outreach, experiential education, and renewable energy and electric vehicle classes and programs. Learn all about Steve and his Trails student’s latest project: the installation of a solar array to power his classroom, ENP office, and education animal habitats.
Thanks to the generous support of many of you, Phase One of this classroom solar array project is now complete and providing around 50-60% of Steve’s classroom’s power needs. Steve is now fundraising for Phase 2 of the solar project that, when complete, will power the entire classroom/office/education animal habitats and even the ENP all-electric Nissan Leaf outreach vehicle with clean, renewable, locally grown solar electricity! Just a few more components are needed to make Phase Two operational and this event will raise money toward that goal, as Oskar Blues will donate 10% of taproom sales to ENP through this Making a Difference Monday fundraiser.
While there you can also meet and talk with other local animal lovers, renewable energy experts!
We will also have car show featuring some of the newest and fastest all-electric and hybrid electric vehicles including the Nissan Leaf, Honda Clarity, BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S and X, and the much anticipated Tesla Model 3! Come learn all the reasons why the future of transportation is electric and perhaps even take a ride in a sleek, new EV!
Bring all your family and friends and join Steve and his friends at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC on Monday, April 16, from 6 to 8:30 pm, for an evening of fun, education, good food, and great local beer, as you help support Steve’s important work to protect and improve our environment now and for the future.
Get all the details on this fundraiser as well as the ENP/Trails solar energy project on the ENP blog: www.earthshinenature.wordpress.com
Learn more about Earthshine Nature Programs on their website: www.earthshinenature.com
Join the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club: www.blueridgeevclub.com
Earthshine Nature Programs is a Pisgah Forest based 501c3 nonprofit organization and is a separate entity from Earthshine Discovery Center.