The donation will provide scholarship support to meet the financial need for one class of students (on average about 25 children) who would otherwise be unable to attend one of NatureBridge’s three to five day programs.
NatureBridge fosters environmental literacy to sustain our planet. They do this by providing hands-on science experiences in national parks to inspire personal connections to the natural world. The organization is widely recognized for excellence, both regionally and nationally and has taught and inspired over 1 million students since 1971.
NatureBridge’s innovative programs open children’s hearts and minds to the wonder and science of nature in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. They accomplish this through leadership and career development opportunities for high-school students; professional development for teachers; educational summer day camps; wilderness field research experiences; and core multi-day environmental science education programs.
During the 2015-2016 school year, NatureBridge served 29,335 K-12 students from 676 hundred schools in their core science education program. Acting on a commitment to racial, cultural and socioeconomic diversity, 52% of program participants were students of color and NatureBridge provided $1.2 million in need-based scholarships. NatureBridge provides programs in seven national parks: Yosemite; Olympic in Washington; Golden Gate, Santa Monica Mountains and the Channel Islands in California; and Prince William Forest and Shenandoah in Virginia.
NatureBridge is proud to be the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Learn More