Donate to the Mobile Nature Center Equity Outreach!

Wonder Wagon rendering of the side.
FCPA Mobile Nature Center vehicle design.
Wonder Wagon rendering of the back.

Fairfax County Park Authority’s (FCPA) new Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center special vehicle will bring environmental and nature programs to underserved and underrepresented communities. Neighbors attending community outreach events, RecPAC summer camps, SACC programs at Title 1 schools in Fairfax County and other popular gatherings will have fun with hands-on learning about our local environment. WONDER stands for ‘Wild Outdoor Nature Discovery Everywhere Revealed’!

The FCPA aims to ensure that underserved areas of the county have access to environmental education and to raise the profile of nature exploration as an activity with all residents to promote resilient communities and landscapes. By providing memorable experiences with nature in their own communities, residents will gain a greater understanding of the natural and cultural resources around them and seek to preserve them. Bringing environmental education to the public will increase their connectedness to nature where they live.

Girl holding bug net and bug jar.

The Fairfax County Park Foundation is accepting donations to support the exciting Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center!

Funds will be used for Equity Outreach initiatives including those featuring the Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center. Your gift can help provide exploration equipment including touchable nature artifacts, bug jars, bug nets, magnifying lenses and bins to carry supplies. These funds may also support needs of the naturalist staff who will lead and schedule Mobile Nature Center visits. They will connect to the rich, natural and cultural resources in our area, and understand their stewardship role. The FCPA offers a variety of programs and projects that cover a number of topics, including natural sciences, threats to native habitats, local wildlife and best practices for making environmentally friendly choices wherever they are.

The procurement of FCPA’s future Wonder Wagon vehicle is nearly complete thanks to Pohanka Automotive and thoughtful donors like you!  It will serve as the first FCPA Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center as pictured in the inspiration concept photo above. Once the vehicle is secured, monetary donations will also help to retrofit the interior and to add of a brightly colored custom wrap!

Make the Mobile Nature Center a reality Help get the Wonder Wagon rolling!

Every gift helps and contributions in any amount are welcome and appreciated!

  • Those giving $1,000 or more will be featured on signage at Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center opening event.
  • Donors contributing $1,000 or more will be invited to the Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center Opening Celebration event.
  • Donations of $250 or more are listed below.

Donate ONLINE by credit, debit or PayPal OR print this to MAIL a donation.

Please join these like-minded sponsors by making your tax-deductible gift to support equity outreach and FCPA’s environmental education!


­­­Mobile Nature Center Outreach Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Vehicle Sponsor & Outreach Ambassador   $100,000+ or In-Kind Vehicle Gift

  • All Benefits listed below PLUS
  • Exclusive Logo or Name as Sponsor on vehicle back door (for the life of the Wonder Wagon)
  • Photo Op in Mobile Nature Center Driver’s Seat
  • Vehicle/Ambassador Level Sponsor feature in FCPA Information Release (300+ media outlets)

Outreach Benefactor   $20,000 - $99,999

  • All Benefits listed below PLUS
  • Benefactor Level Sponsor feature in FCPA Information Release (300+ media outlets)
  • Feature Donor Profile in FCPA’s Parktakes Magazine (200,000+ circulation)

Outreach Patron   $10,000 - $19,999

  • All Benefits listed below PLUS
  • Listing in Park Foundation Annual Report (30,000+ circulation)
  • Recognition on Park Foundation website as a member of the Leadership Society
  • Company specific message and logo with web Link in Park Foundation Newsletter (35,000+ subscribers)

Outreach Supporter   $1,000 - $9,999

  • All Benefits listed below PLUS
  • Logo or name on sign to be displayed at Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center Opening Celebration event
  • Company recognition on FCPF Facebook page (1,500+ followers)
  • Company logo with web Link on Park Foundation website (79,400+ visits/year)
  • Company logo with web Link in Park Foundation Newsletter (35,000+ subscribers)
  • Company logo in FCPA’s Parktakes Magazine (200,000+ circulation)
  • Invitation to Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center Opening Celebration event

Outreach   $250 - $999

  • Recognition on Park Foundation website (79,400+ visits/year)
  • Charitable contribution (tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law)

Vehicle Sponsors & Outreach Ambassadors

Contributing $100,000 or more


Outreach Benefactors

Contributing $20,000 - $99,999

The Environment Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 23 Grantee.
Logo Pohanka.
Logo Crabtree Family Foundation Inc.
Chesapeake Gateways Arrow Programmatic Partner logo.

Outreach Patron

Contributing $10,000 - $19,999

Dominion Energy logo.

Outreach Supporters

Contributing $1,000 - $9,999

Linda M. Carr in Honor of South Run Lifesaving Staff
Mario Ceste, Jr.
Julius and Tiffani R. Chen
DCL (DC Metro Area Cricket League)
Laura Eakin Erlacher
Rich and Sue Harpe
Cynthia Miller & M. Korn
Roberta A. Longworth
Barbara Perry
Susan Lynde Duval Phipps Foundation, Inc.
Gail Ruf


Outreach Donors

Contributing $250 - $999

Hillary E. Anderson
Rebecca Bartholomae
Barbara Biddle
Wesley Callender
Carolyn Gamble In Memory of Norma and Fred Hoffman
Susan Sandner Gibson and Timothy James Gibson
David Klubes
Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Louden
Shirley Lytle
Mary Petersen

Logo Pediatric Association of Alexandria.

David Singer
Jennifer Victor
Dan and Liz Webber


Thanks to our partners for supporting this important outreach initiative!

Fairfax County Virginia Government seal.
Fairfax County Park Authority and Fairfax County Park Foundation logos.