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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.
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
Proud partner of the National Park Service
In addition to direct financial support, corporations provide in-kind resources and volunteers who help promote our work and make our programs successful.
Adobe Employee Community Fund
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Foundation
Bank of the West
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Rayonier Advanced Materials Foundation
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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 Park Foundation
National Parks Conservation Association
National Wildlife Federation
One Percent for the Planet
Pacific Education Institute
The Nature Conservancy
Western National Parks Association
Washington's National Park Fund
Academic institutions help us develop curriculum, provide teacher professional development opportunities and collaborate with us on environmental education research projects.
Fresno State University
San Francisco State University
Western Carolina University
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.
Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA)
California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE)
California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI)
Children & Nature Network
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
Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
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.
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.
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 young people 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.