All profits from ticket sales at this event will go to the Craig Tufts Memorial Fund.
Ben's father Craig, a man with a contagious passion for learning and teaching about the outdoors, served 33 years as Chief Naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He has inspired countless people to connect with nature. More than any position or title Craig held, it was the breadth of his knowledge about plants and birds, and his contagious curiosity that compelled people to connect with him. Craig passed away in June of 2009 after a year-long fight with brain cancer. The Craig Tufts Memorial Fund was established at National Wildlife Federation to carry on Craig’s enthusiasm and passion for nature and wildlife, and to acknowledge and encourage people, young and old, who share an interest in the natural world. Most recently, the Fund has been used to provide scholarships to youngsters attending Family Nature Summits, week-long environmental education and adventure vacations all over the country. Last summer's event raised over $1500, more than enough to pay for one youngster and his famiiy to spend a week in the Rocky Mountains, learning about nature and wildlife.