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NatureBridge works closely with partners who share a commitment to providing life-changing experiences for our younger generations, shaping future leaders and forging a connection to the natural world. Our current partners include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, corporations, academic institutions and associations who provide resources and support that are critical to our mission.

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Grow Outside

Grow Outside: A Social and Emotional Learning Toolkit for Residential Environmental Learning Centers is the result of a year-long partnership of residential environmental learning centers, convened by NatureBridge, to develop common language and tools for the field of environmental education. The need for the skills strengthened by social and emotional learning—empathy, respect for difference, communication skills—has been even more pronounced. We hope the Toolkit will help our educational community to continue to grow and strive to do better. 


Formed in 2010, ChangeScale is a collaborative of nonprofit leaders who work to support and advance the cohesiveness, effectiveness, and prominence of the environmental education field. The collaborative’s mission is to ensure that every generation has environmental know-how and is inspired to make the world a better place. 

Be a Champion, #InvestInKids

NatureBridge has joined 12 of the nation’s leading youth programs to launch the Be a Champion, #InvestInKids campaign to raise awareness and increase support for youth programs across the country. 

Collectively, NatureBridge and these organizations impact 1 million kids in the U.S. each day with programs that connect the next generation to opportunities for play, adventures, education, skill development, leadership, service and more. These diverse programs enable young people to learn about themselves and build a strong foundation for a healthy, productive life. 

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Government Agencies

Government agencies are essential partners to NatureBridge, providing resources and support needed to implement our programs.

National Park Service    
National Forest Service    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Science Foundation    
State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction


In addition to direct financial support, corporations provide in-kind resources and volunteers who help promote our work and make our programs successful. 

Alaska Airlines
Delaware North Company
Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey Accident Attorneys
Klean Kanteen
Lexicon Branding
Miller Law Group    
Morgan Lewis    
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Wells Fargo

Nonprofit Organizations

NatureBridge partners with a wide range of nonprofit organizations that work with us to elevate the field of environmental education as well as collaborate on program delivery and curriculum development.

California Academy of Sciences    
Fiero Marine Life Center    
The Marine Mammal Center
National Geographic
National Park Foundation
National Parks Conservation Association
National Wildlife Federation    
One Percent for the Planet    
Pacific Education Institute
Western National Parks Association
Yosemite Conservancy
Washington's National Park Fund

Academic Institutions

Academic institutions help us develop curriculum, provide teacher professional development opportunities and collaborate with us on environmental education research projects.

Duke University    
Fresno State University    
Peninsula College
Princeton University    
San Francisco State University    
Stanford University
Western Carolina University
UC Merced
UC Berkeley

Associations & Coalitions

NatureBridge also works with partners through a variety of associations and coalitions that link us to other organizations across the nation working to promote environmental education.

California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE)    
Children & Nature Network
E3 Washington
Marin Science Pathway
National Military Family Association    
National Park Learning Alliance
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)    
No Child Left Inside    
Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK)
Seattle Every Kid in a Park Collaborative
USA National Phenology Network