Press Release

$30,000 Discuren Foundation grant to support environmental science programs in Olympic

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January 17, 2020
Contact: Annie Schuler

San Francisco, CA — NatureBridge is pleased to announce the receipt of a $30,000 grant from the Discuren Foundation to support environmental science programs at our Olympic National Park campus.

Dedicated to promoting teaching and learning environments for children, the Discuren Foundation is a small private foundation in Seattle focused on supporting organizations delivering transformative opportunities for Olympic Peninsula youth.

“Discuren is proud to support NatureBridge’s commitment to equity in environmental education. NatureBridge’s strong partnerships with school districts on Washington’s remote Olympic Peninsula help ensure that all students have access to its unique brand of hands-on environmental science programming,” said Caroline Maillard, Executive Director of the Discuren Foundation. “We know that the experience of learning outdoors can be transformational for young people—supporting both their academic and social-emotional development.”

The Discuren Foundation has a history of giving to NatureBridge that dates back 15 years.

NatureBridge provides hands-on environmental science programs for children and teens. Our multi-day programs take place outdoors in the magnificence of nature’s classroom, where students are immersed in the wonder and science of our national parks in Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic and Prince William Forest.

About NatureBridge
Founded in 1971, NatureBridge connects young people to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet.  As the largest overnight education partner of the National Park Service, the organization serves more than 35,000 students each year and offers programs in national park locations in California, Washington state and Virginia.