b'Educating the Next Generationof Environmental StewardsDuring the pandemic, our staff members created educational videos tohelp teachers and parents with their virtual lessons. Heritage Conservancys At Home With Nature series provides videos (and supplemental activities that reinforce the lesson) for kids to watch about topics such as rain runoff, the magic of trees, and an adventure to identify animal tracks! Whilemany students are learning through hybrid or at-home school modelsat this time, we want to provide opportunities to educate and connect.Visit heritageconservancy.org/resources to start exploring!+In 2020, Heritage Conservancy had several opportunities to engage the next generation of environmental stewardswith our natural heritage. Conservancy staff members took Girl Scout Troop 249 on a tour of our Jackson PondPreserve in Buckingham Township, where there is a 4-acrepollinator meadow and a pond that allow for a variety of wildlife discoveries. The troop also made informational signs to help visitors understand the various pollinatorsand insects that can be found in the meadow. Boy Scout Troop 71 was also busy at Jackson Pond! The group performed monthly stewardship days to take care of the property. It is so important for children to learn at a In February, Doylestown Library brought itsyoung age that we all need to do our part in protecting pop-up storytime to historic Aldie Mansion the environment.with nearly 100 guests of all ages. Infants relaxed in strollers and carriers, while toddlers danced to interactive songs and stories. After the storytime, guests joined Heritage Con-servancy staff members on a childrens tour. As a sort of Aldie Mansion I-Spy, the groups searched for animal motifs hidden in William Mercers artwork throughout the mansion. C&N BANK(formerly Covenant Bank),FULTON BANK , andMID PENN BANKcontributed to our educationalprograms this year through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)! Heritage Conservancy is a qualified recipient of the EITC, which is a way for eligible businesses to increase educational opportunities for students while earning tax credits by contributing to an Educational Improvement Organization. These funds are used locally to ensure that the next generation develops a sense of place and furthers their own connection to our natural and historic heritage.9'