A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Why become a sponsor of Nature Center Events?

The Nature Center, located on 100 acres in Ancil Hoffman Park, Carmichael, California, has been providing nature education and Maidu Indian culture programs for children and adults throughout the Sacramento region for more than 35 years. The Center serves over 80,000 children and adults annually.

Since 2010, due to Sacramento County budget constraints, the Nature Center is operated by the nonprofit American River Natural History Association (arnha.org), formed to support the Nature Center in 1981.

By supporting the Nature Center you will be supporting an award-winning, regional resource that teaches children and adults about science, history and the environment, helping to sustain a jewel on the American River Parkway, and raising your profile with the many Nature Center lovers in Carmichael and the Sacramento region.
Art Gala and Auction

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the American River Natural History Association (ARNHA), will join with The Sacramento Fine Arts Center to present the seventh annual Art Where Wild Things Are, an art show, auction and gala celebrating interpretations of local nature subjects. This event brings together art patrons, philanthropists, artists and nature-lovers for what has become the most important fundraiser of the year for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, a non-profit education and visitor center operated as a community service by ARNHA.


The event's Honorary Chairpersons this year are Estelle Saltzman and Russ Solomon. The art show, featuring interpretations of our natural world in a variety of media, will be juried by David Sobon, Jon Stevenson and Shelly Willis. The evening gala will feature delicious food from Jackson Catering, beverages, music, and silent and live auction of juried artwork and other irresistible items with the charismatic David Sobon as auctioneer and Fox 40's Bethany Crouch. Past auctions have featured works by well-known artists including Terry Pappas, Gregory Kondos, Jian Wang, David Post and Laureen Landau.


Sponsorship Levels are outlined on the flyer downloadable here.

Nature Fest

Introducing Families and Children to Nature and Environmental Stewardship at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Nature Fest is an annual event at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center held in October and regularly attracting more than 1,000 participants from throughout the Sacramento region.

The Fourth Annual Nature Fest is a child friendly event targeting families of school age children, boy scouts, girl scouts, and other youth organizations. The event promotes science and nature education with hands on activities, demonstrations, and presentations of wildlife in the natural setting of the American River Parkway at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

Past sponsors include SMUD, the Sacramento Water Forum, the American Chemistry Council, the Carmichael Water District, and the Sacramento Audubon Society. The proceeds, including sponsorships, raised by this event support classroom nature and science education provided by the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. 

Sponsorship Levels are outlined on the flyer downloadable here.