Students in Yosemite

Discover the Wonder & Science of Nature

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NatureBridge

Our mission is to connect young people to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet. Through our overnight, hands-on environmental science programs, we take more than 35,000 children and teens each year into our national parks to explore the outdoors, connect with their peers, discover themselves and develop a lasting relationship with the environment.

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Programs

School & Group Environmental Science Programs

Our multi-day programs get students from grades 4-12 out of the classroom and into nature where they’ll learn scientific concepts first-hand and use them in real-time all while connecting to themselves, each other and the environment.

Students backpacking in Yosemite

Summer Programs

From backpacking programs to summer day camps, a summer with NatureBridge is one spent outside, exploring and learning in our national parks.

TEEM students at NatureBridge Golden Gate

Leadership Programs

Our national park classrooms inspire stewardship, self-discovery and a love for science. They also transform students into leaders. In Yosemite and Golden Gate, our year-round leadership programs empower high school students to become the leaders of tomorrow, today.

Families hike in the Marin Headlands

Family Programs

Join us on the trails, at the beach and in the woods to connect with your loved ones while exploring a national park and learning about environmental science. All programs are led by our experienced educators and all ages are welcome.

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Locations

NatureBridge campus at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

In the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park is home to one of the world’s most striking and iconic views—towering granite domes, gushing waterfalls and diverse habitats provide the perfect setting for hands-on environmental science education.

Kids hike in Goga

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area sits historic Coastal Miwok land and modern day Marin Headlands. Our historic WWII military campus is surrounded by miles of trails along unique rock formations, through wildflowers, with scenic views of the beach and coastline.

NatureBridge at Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Home to alpine ridges, temperate rainforest, and rugged coastline, Olympic National Park boasts three stunning, distinct ecosystems. Amidst it all, the NatureBridge campus sits on the shore of glacially-carved Lake Crescent. Trails lead from the steps of our historic cabins to lush, old growth forest and salmon-filled waterways.

Students in the Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area & Channel Islands National Park

Rugged mountaintops, fresh saltwater spray and breathtaking views—only miles from Los Angeles, yet worlds away from the indoor classroom. It’s the park in LA’s backyard with rugged mountains that meet the vast ocean at its base. And just a few miles off its coast are the Channel Islands—these other worldly islands are home to some of the most unique species on earth.

creek in Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park

Tucked away in the largest green space of the DC Metro Area is a hidden world of tall trees and clear streams. Prince William Forest's unbroken Piedmont forest ecosystem houses miles of trails that run through the park, offering new creeks, lakes, waterfalls and rare flowers at every turn.

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