History of Natural Innovations:
In 2003, after meeting with area individuals and organizations working in or interested in the community and its environment, a small group of passionate people decided to take the ideas and needs expressed to another level. In September of 2004, Natural Innovations Inc. was proud to incorporate as a 501 (c) 3 organization.
Shortly after, Natural Innovations welcomed and encouraged members from the environmental education community to assist in creating a strategic plan. With the completion of the strategic plan, a board of directors was established which works to honor the mission of Natural Innovations and achieve its goals.
To inspire, model and teach people to become lifelong stewards of the earth.
Community-driven, Natural Innovations is committed to assisting individuals and organizations in developing a better understanding of the relationships and interdependence of human and environmental health.
* Increase environmental literacy, the understanding of the relationship of the parts of a system and the interdependence of human and environmental systems;
* Help schools meet educational standards through environmental programming
* Increase communication and collaboration among organizations
* Promote environmental ethics
* Increase community involvement in environmental stewardship advocacy and education
* Provide environmental education workshops
* Use public and private land resources as outdoor classrooms
* Promote awareness of the cultural significance of the community's environmental resources
* Provide leadership and networking opportunities
* Work with schools to assist with programming, funding, and utilizing outdoor classrooms
* Serve as a liaison between partners to maximize resources
Our focus area: Becker, Otter Tail, Clay and Hubbard counties - a unique transition zone
where prairie lands meet the west-central lakes region of Minnesota.
Natural Innovations welcomes your input and involvement. If you would like more information, wish to become involved in Natural Innovations or area volunteer efforts or just have some questions, please contact us. Remember, donations to support our efforts are tax-deductible.
Natural Innovations ~ because one thing leads to another.