The Splash mission taps a lot of Mignon’s personal history and experience. She values education and Splash’s vision appeals to her interest in environmental protection. She loves that Splash opens the door to science and nature for kids from all backgrounds. Besides that, she is a gardener at heart, so the vernal pools provide her with a natural garden to enjoy.
Bob’s background in finance and accounting was the initial reason he was asked to join Splash’s Board of Trustees and become the Board’s Treasurer. However, his passion for backpacking the mountains of the western states and a fascination with the mysteries of nature is why Bob has enthusiastically embraced Splash’s mission to help children understand and value their natural world through science education and outdoor exploration.
From her experiences as a home educator, substitute teacher, parent involved in the classroom, as well as nanny to several preschoolers over the years, Barbara has learned a lot about the nature of children and how children love nature. All of these experiences working with children, she considers an honor.
Amy’s experience as a teenager at a Marine Biology camp sparked her love of nature and interest in science. She is currently an Environmental Science student at Oregon State and has a certificate in Field Ecology from Sacramento City College. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of animals and nature with kids and adults. She is most interested in the weirdest and grossest critters, the slimier the better!
Before asking anyone else to make a donation, our trustees all agreed that they should make their own personal contributions first. As the people ultimately responsible for the financial health of Splash, the Trustees know better than anyone that it takes money to make things happen. They adopted a 100% Board Giving Policy to ensure that all future trustees are completely invested in the Splash mission. These individuals sit on our board because they believe passionately in the Splash mission.