Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. 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. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 35,000 students and their teachers each year.
environmental science educators
NatureBridge environmental science educators are skilled professionals who provide student groups with meaningful experiences in nature's classroom. Educators lead groups of students in outdoor hikes and experiences during our multi-day programs in national parks.
Experiences are intentionally crafted so students develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to act as environmental stewards.
We have locations in Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic and Prince William Forest, as well as administrative offices in San Francisco and Seattle.
educator development program
he Educator Development Program (EDP) is a multi-week, paid program for educators seeking to increase their experience with outdoor teaching and risk management. The program encourages and aims to increase representation of those who have had historical and systemic barriers to the field of outdoor education and consequently the workforce.
Participants in the Educator Development Program share their knowledge, gain new perspectives and further develop their teaching strategies throughout the program, which incorporates observation, training, collaborative teaching, coaching and evaluation.