Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



January 31, 2018

Moore Secures Youth Program Grant for Trumbull Nature Center

TRUMBULL—Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe) welcomed a $25,000 two-year state grant for the Patrons of the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center Inc. (TNAC), to help enhance the organization’s commitment provide nature-rich experiences to youth from Trumbull and Bridgeport.

The center is one of 14 nonprofits in the Greater Bridgeport area to receive a Youth Service Prevention (YSP) grant from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. Organizations are nominated by members of the General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus (BPRC), of which Bridgeport’s Sen. Moore is a member.

“By investing in organizations like TNAC, we are also investing in our children and the future of our community,” Sen. Moore said. “Their programs provide youth with unique opportunities to learn about the environment, help develop core life skills, and have some fun too.”

“The Patrons of the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center are grateful for Senator Moore’s support and the two-year, $25,000 funding to be granted under the Youth Services Prevention program,” said Sheryl Baumann, Consulting Director at Patrons of the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center. “This grant will provide environmental education to youth from the Trumbull and Bridgeport communities.”

TNAC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, located in Trumbull, CT. Their goal is to expand STEM and sustainability education outreach by providing an increasing number of school and camp field trips, family and children programs, and Cub and Girl Scout badge earning opportunities to the Fairfield County, Connecticut region, including underserved communities. Much of the TNAC development is afforded through public/private partnerships.

TNAC provides many different opportunities for outdoor and art experiences, including:

  • Hands-on Science Field Trips, serving hundreds of students each year
  • Educational programs for families on a wide variety of topics for families, including Astronomy, Fossils, Geocaching, and art projects
  • Boy and Girl Scout Badge Programs
  • Collaboration with other local organizations, such as the Trumbull Library System, the Trumbull Historical Society, Trumbull Community Women, and the Long Hill Garden Club