San Diego Children and Nature is organized to support educators, families and communities. Membership is open to all who sign up at meetings, ask to be included on the contact list, or subscribe on the website. Sign up here.
Partners are organizations that provide outdoor nature place(s) and/or outdoor nature program(s) designed and marketed to children and families anywhere in San Diego. List of Partners and links to their websites at the bottom of this page.
- A Sponsoring Partner is either an organization or individual who provides chiefly financial support to SDCaN, and is recognized by prominent logo placement on funded project deliverables and website.
- San Diego Foundation, Opening the Outdoors:Check out Nature Grant (2019)
- USDA Forest Service for project, “Technology-based Nature Lessons for Middle School Students” (2013-2014) and “Decision-making About Children’s Nature Experiences” (after-school and family programs, 2011)
- San Diego Gas & Electric for Schoolyard Habitat Workshops (2014 and 2015), teaching nature-based lessons at Casita Elementary School in Vista, CA (2013), Family Nature Days and media coverage for the website launch (2011)and “start-up grant” for SDCaN (2009).
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for project, “Urban Forestry Education: Teachers and Students Choosing Lessons in Nature” (2012
- Chaparral Institute for printing Exploring San Diego’s Shrublands curriculum packet (2011)
- A Contributing Partner is an organization or individual who provides in-kind support, including donated staff time, meeting space, heavily discounted professional services, etc..
- San Diego Audubon Society for the use of their conference room for meetings.
- Girl Scouts of San Diego-Imperial Council for meeting rooms
- San Diego Botanic Garden, for teacher workshop venue and meeting rooms
- Southwestern College, for teacher workshop venue
- Water Conservation Garden, for teacher workshop venue
- Collaborative members, for leadership, project development and implementation
List of Partners
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps
- Cabrillo National Monument
- California State Parks-South Sector
- Earth Discovery Institute
- Family Adventures in Nature
- Friends of Rose Canyon
- Girl Scouts San Diego
- I Love A Clean San Diego
- Living Coast Discovery Center
- Ocean Discovery Institute
- Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
- Outdoor Education Foundation
- Project Wildlife
- San Diego Audubon Society
- San Diego Botanic Garden
- San Diego Canyonlands
- San Diego Coastkeeper
- San Diego Master Gardeners Association
- San Diego Natural History Museum
- San Dieguito River Park
- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
- Sierra Club San Diego
- The San Diego River Park Foundation
- The Water Conservation Garden
- Volcan Mountain Foundation