Olympic National Park School Programs | Outdoor Education

School & Group Environmental Science at Olympic

In North America’s best remaining example of temperate rainforest, students study along the Elwha River, increase their scientific literacy, and learn to understand their roles as environmental stewards.

Your NatureBridge Program

Ready to plan your trip?  We’ve put together the resources you need to streamline the planning process.  Please look over the contents below.  If you need additional information, please call or e-mail as directed in the sections below.

Here are some resources to help plan your trip:  

Logistics & Forms

We recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader (download free) to electronically fill out the following planning forms.

Do you have questions about any of these forms?  Email Joseph Zofrea or call 360-928-3720 ext 15.

Teaching Tools

Help prepare your students for their visit.


Next steps: Are you looking for documents to prepare your students and parents for the experience? Download registration forms and more in "Information for Students & Families."

Thank you for volunteering to be a chaperone!  Your positive attitude and willingness to participate during the instructional day is of great importance to both students and NatureBridge staff.  

Next steps: Are you participating in the program as a chaperone or a teacher or group leader looking for information to hand out to your chaperones? Visit the ‘Information for Chaperones’ for details.

Working together

Fundraising can be a fun and creative group activity. When students work together to raise funds for an exciting goal, the process becomes a fulfilling endeavor. Many schools provide their students with the opportunity to raise their own tuition or funds for transportation to campus.

Community investment in students and schools increases when local businesses, civic groups, and families have an opportunity to participate and engage in the fundraising process.

Funding Ideas

View our page of fundraising ideas to get your creative juices flowing. If you have a creative idea or a success story you would like to share with other teachers, please send us your idea.


View our page of grant opportunities and writing tips to get you started.  If you have a success story you would like to share with other teachers, please send us your idea.

NatureBridge Scholarships

NatureBridge is committed to reaching students in all the communities we serve. Thanks to the generosity of donors, NatureBridge offers scholarships to approximately 35 percent of our schools.  Scholarships are awarded based on the free and reduced lunch rate of a school (or private-school equivalent) and/or other supplemental information to support need.

If you believe your school or group may qualify for a scholarship, please fill out and submit a scholarship application form to Sam Drucker or call 206-382-6212 ext 13.

Send us your evaluation: We would love your feedback on our program. If you didn’t have time to fill out our evaluation form while you were on campus, please take the time to send it now.

Classroom visit: Please contact Sam Drucker or call 206-382-6212 ext 13 to arrange a post-trip visit.

Professional Development: Did you fall in love with our campus in Olympic National Park? Spend a weekend with other teachers in one of our professional development workshops.

Join us for a family program:  Did your child have a fantastic time? Bring your family back to one of our family programs. Were you a chaperone? Contact Sam Drucker to get your alumni discount.

Plan next year’s trip: Please contact Sam Drucker or call 206-382-6212 ext 13 to reserve time on next year’s calendar.

Or inquire via phone:
Eva Foster


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