New Carbonfree® Business Partner Dragonfly Nature Programs LLC designs nature studies for young people. Their in-school programs celebrate North Carolina’s natural wonders while demonstrating that math, literacy, science, history and social skills can all be taught through the lens of nature. Dragonfly Nature Programs serve early education centers, K-5 public school classrooms and homeschool groups alike.
Dragonfly Nature Programs’ mission is to share a love of the natural world with young people, inspiring conservation through awareness and appreciation. A part of that mission is demonstrating practices that limit its impact on our environment, like offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions created by traveling to classrooms all over the Piedmont region of NC, setting the example that even small businesses can have big impacts when it commits to its principals.
“If we fail to educate our youngest citizens on the value of the environment, we will all suffer the consequences,” explains Rachel Woods, Owner & Lead Teacher at Dragonfly Nature Programs. “If we fail to offset and minimize our individual impacts on the environment, we will all suffer the consequences. I commit to carbon offsetting for my students and as an example to my students. I am hoping that by investing in forest restoration projects, the natural spaces I love will be available to my students in their adulthood. It is the right thing to do.”
Through the Carbonfree® Business Partnership Program, Dragonfly Nature Programs is mitigating the environmental impact of 36 metric tonnes – almost 80,000 pounds – of carbon dioxide emissions by supporting Carbonfund.org’s forestry-based carbon offset projects that are preserving critical forest lands and absorbing real and measureable levels of carbon dioxide each year.
In addition to carbon offsets, Dragonfly Nature Programs also works with the local NC State Turtle Rescue Team to rehabilitate injured turtles, and actively participates in Citizen Science projects to contribute to the scientific studies needed to understand human’s environmental impact on our environment.