Our vision is to help San Diego’s youth program providers integrate nature programming into their numerous programs. This includes youth programs (Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, camps, faith-based youth groups) and not-in-school programs (after-school, extended day care, summer programs, clubs, alternative youth services).
Nature Experiences for Youth
- OutdoorExplore! (after-school programs), San Diego Audubon Society Outdoor Explore!
- Outdoor Outreach (high school) www.outdooroutreach.org
- Inspiring Connections Outdoors (high school), sponsored by Sierra Club San Diego
- Ocean Discovery Institute www.oceandiscoveryinstitute.org
- Girl Scouts San Diego Imperial Council
- Roots and Shoots (national) www.rootsandshoots.org
- Kids Eco Clubs (local) www.kidsecoclub.org
- Community service, such as restoration projects in their neighborhood canyons and open space, citizen science using technology-based applications, and advocacy for local issues
- Community college and university youth serving as interns, trained naturalist guides, advisors to high school groups, and community organizers
- Short nature activities for after-school and youth programs, Nature2Go Activities
- More resources for Nature Play