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A-Team For WildlifeRegion 6Calaveras209-225-9660"Serve youth saving endangered species". We come to you, wherever you are in California to provide excellent presentations about natural resources. Natural Science School Assembly Presentations - "Saving Endangered Species" - "Water Wise - Water Conservation Science" Featuring the exclusive "Conservation Tech" component showcasing amazing inventions to solve conservation problems. 5 wonderful, optional Followup Programs to continue the assembly learning experience with elements of culture, art, technology, community activism, and youth leadership added to environmental education. We founded and support the award-winning International A-Team of conservation prodigies, 8 to 18 year old super-achievers for the environment from around the world. Let them inspire your students! Promoting and facilitating Local A-Teams, youth clubs for wildlife who "Learn, Share, and Act" to help save wildlife. Because, "Animals Need More Friends!"Angels CampCA
Acorn NaturalistsStatewideStatewide800-422-8886http://www.acornnaturalists.comFor over 20 years, Acorn Naturalists has brought together resources that advance the fields of science, environmental, and outdoor education. We offer a comprehensive collection of books, field equipment, lab equipment, skull replicas, science and nature kits, games, and art projects that nurture curiosity about the natural world. Our collection provides just about everything a teacher, parent, or naturalist could want for their day pack or classroom.TustinCA
ActerraRegion 4San Mateo650-962-9876http://www.acterra.orgOur Mission To bring people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. About Us Acterra is an environmental non-profit serving the Silicon Valley. We provide people with tangible, hands-on activities they can do to improve the environment. All of our work is solution-oriented. We offer several thousand volunteer opportunities each year for adults and youth. Because people get excited by different things, we offer a broad range of programs, from habitat restoration to carbon reduction and more. As importantly, we teach people how to become effective environmental change agents in their communities, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. In addition to empowering thousands of people here in Silicon Valley, our programs serve as models that others can emulate elsewhere.Palo AltoCA
Agua Hedionda Lagoon FoundationRegion 9ASan Diego760-804-1969 we are: We are a 501C3 non-profit formed in 1990 by passionate Carlsbad citizens who strive to promote the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in its global context. We are not affiliated with or obligated to any government, religious, or for-profit organization. Our initiatives, including our educational programs and events, are supported by ordinary citizens, grants, supporters and members; donations are tax deductible, the mission of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is: Inspire people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed Who we serve: We are open to the public, but we primarily serve families with school aged children who care about the environment, the watershed and the local community. These families come to Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation for active ways to involve their kids in fun, hands-on, educational experiences that give them a sense of accomplishment. What Makes us different: By providing direct access to nature (in the form of gardens, wildlife, aqua culture, and water-based recreation), we uniquely offer fun, interactive experiences with diverse bodies that rely on the lagoon. We do this differently from others by offering learning experiences that focus on the hands-on doing (not just viewing) of how people and wildlife depend on active watershed management.CarlsbadCA
Alliance for Climate EducationRegion 4Alameda510-251-5990http://www.acespace.orgWe envision the US as a global leader in climate and energy solutions and that youth are the strongest investment we can make to accelerate and guarantee that reality. Through education and leadership development, ACE is building a generation of confident and capable youth who will drive lasting climate solutions now and throughout their lives.OaklandCA
Altacal Audubon Society, Inc.Region 2Butte530-345-9356http://www.altacal.orgTo promote the awareness, appreciation and protection of native birds and their habitats through education, research and environmental activities. CHICO. BUTTE COUNTY.ChicoCA
Ameal Moore Nature CenterRegion 10Riverside951-826-2596http://mysycamorecanyon.comThe Ameal Moore Nature Center sits at the main trailhead entrance to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, a 1,500 acre park that is one of eight protected core reserves designated by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency for the Federally-listed endangered Stephens? Kangaroo rat. The center offers visitors scheduled naturalist-led nature walks, exhibits, opportunities for experiential, hands-on learning & other programmed events. Beginning June 21, 2014 the center is open to the public & serves to promote Riverside Citizen Science, a project of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, & its partners. Riverside Citizen Science seeks to engage the community in the observation & documentation of Riverside?s environment & foster an appreciation for the hidden natural world in our urban spaces. Through informal science educational activities & the free Riverside Nature Spotter app, participants in Riverside Citizen Science will ultimately help the Museum develop & maintain a more detailed record of how plant & animal life is changing over time in the park. The center is operated by the City of Riverside?s Riverside Metropolitan Museum & Parks, Recreation, & Services Department. The center is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 9:00 am ? 5:00 pm.RiversideCA
American River ConservancyRegion 3El Dorado530-621-1224http://www.arconservancy.orgSince 1989, the American River Conservancy has provided hands-on, place-based environmental education to youth and adults. With a small team of staff educators and a group of dedicated volunteers and interns, we provide day and overnight programs to 4,500 youth (preschool through high school) and over 1,000 adults annually. We have 20 engaging, interactive ?Explore Nature? school programs available for elementary students that are based on science or history state standards. ?Protection, Education, and Ecological Restoration? (PEER) connects middle and high school students to local lands through hands-on field studies and service projects. Teens from around the world can explore and serve on a 7-day or 14-day Epic Sierra Adventure. We strive to provide experiential, outside the classroom experiences for any youth, regardless of their school or family?s financial status. The American River Conservancy is a non-profit, community organization dedicated to preserving rivers and land for life in the Sierra Foothills. Our office and programs are based at the American River Nature Center in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California.ColomaCA
American River Water Education Center - BORRegion 3Sacramento916-989-7132 purpose is to increase the public's knowledge of the American River watershed, both the natural features and human interactions within the watershed. Emphasis is placed on increasing the public's understanding of the water cycle and watersheds, and on how individuals can actively participate in resource conservation and on Folsom Dams' multiple roles in meeting the needs of urban, industrial, agricultural and natural systems.FolsomCA
Amigos de Bolsa ChicaRegion 9BOrange714-840-1575http://www.amigosdebolsachica.orgAmigos de Bolsa Chica is a volunteer organization providing public education and a Citizen Science program. The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve in the city of Huntington Beach, California. It is designated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect a coastal wetland, with its resident threatened and endangered species. It is also an important place for bird migrations.Huntington BeachCA
Amigos de los RiosRegion 11Los Angeles626-791-1611 de los R觔s is committed to designing quality public environments that revitalize urban neighborhoods within economically disadvantaged Southern Californian communities. Our mission is to create a regional Emerald Necklace of sustainable open spaces alongside urban river corridors that connects the mountains to the sea?protecting the environment and strengthening community life for the benefit of current and future generations. The mission of Amigos de los R觔s (Amigos) is to create sustainable open spaces, strengthen community life, and preserve the environment in underserved areas of Southern California. Working closely with community members, we strategically partner to design, to build, and to restore parks and open spaces for recreation and education, with a focus on the urban rivers and their tributaries. Amigo enhances the capacity of communities to protect their social and natural environment for the benefit of current and future generations.AltadenaCA
Angels Camp MuseumRegion 6Calaveras209-736-2963 Camp Museum is the premier local history museum in Northern California. Located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, the museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. We create opportunities for learning, discovery and bring to life the extraordinary stories of our country?s past. Home to one of the largest collections of wagons and carriages in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is a destination. Visitors can stroll through the beautifully landscaped historical park to explore extensive indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a doctor's office and The Mark Twain Exhibit, as well as ranching and artisan exhibits. Continuing through the museum, visitors can also view two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as an overshot water-wheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore cars, and even a working model of a famous stamp mill. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic under native oak trees of China Gulch where the '49ers prospected for gold. Make sure to check out the Altaville Schoolhouse - one of the oldest and best preserved little red schoolhouses in the state, and the historical Sam Choy mercantile that tells the story of Chinese culture in downtown Angels Camp. Stop by the gift shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs including a copy of Mark Twain's notable story 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.' K-12 school field trips + guided tours + lectures + festivals + programs + exhibitsAngels CampCA
Aquarium of the BayRegion 4San Francisco415-623-5300 of the Bay is a nonprofit organization working to protect, restore, and inspire the conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed ? from the Sierra to the sea.San FranciscoCA
Aquarius Aquarium InstituteRegion 7Fresno559-490-3474http://fresnoaquarium.orgTo Elevate Public Consciousness and Understanding of our Aquatic World which fosters respect, understanding and conservation of the world?s aquatic ecosystems through educational programs, interpretive exhibits, scientific research and aquarium propagation, spawning and rearing of aquatic species.FresnoCA
Arlene HopkinsRegion 11Los Angeles310-392-5910 MonicaCA
Arroyo Hondo Preserve of the Land Trust for Santa Barbara CountyRegion 8Santa Barbara805-966-4520http://www.sblandtrust.orgArroyo Hondo Preserve is owned and managed by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County (LTSBC). The LTSBC acquires and protects land with natural, agricultural, scenic, recreational and/or historical significance. Arroyo Hondo Preserve is comprised of a beautiful canyon with extremely rich biodiversity. The canyon includes riparian woodland, oak woodland, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and grassland habitats. Educational programs are scheduled weekly during the school year. Sample program topics are: Focus on Riparian Ecology; Plant and Animal Adaptation; Ecology of Riparian, Chaparral and Oak Woodland Habitats. The preserve is open to the public two weekends per month for docent-guided and self-guided hiking. Call (805) 567-1115 to make reservations for school programs or public hikesSanta BarbaraCA
ArtPlantae LLCRegion 10Riversidehttp://www.artplantae.comServing artists, naturalists and educators pursuing interests in botany, botanical art and environmental education in formal and informal learning environments. ArtPlantae's principal goal is to encourage an interest in plants through art, science and interpretation.RiversideCA
Association for Environmental and Outdoor EducationRegion 9ASan Diego714-338-9629 Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education supports and inspires educators in their quest for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to help all learners understand, appreciate and care for their environment. As an integral part of achieving our mission, we encourage direct experience outdoors.Imperial BeachCA
AstroCampRegion 9BOrange800-645-1423http://www.astrocampschool.orgAstroCamp is a unique outdoor science school providing an exciting outdoor educational experience for 4 through 12th grade students at public and private schools. Our focus on hands-on experiential science, utilizing state of the art labs and equipment, increases science literacy and stimulates interest in the sciences. AstroCamp?s expert instructors guide students through an exploration of the universe with astronomy labs, physical science labs, field, and team building activities. AstroCamp is designed to stimulate minds, build character, develop social skills, and most importantly, create excitement about science. During our three and five day programs, students and teachers participate in a variety of science activities. The AstroCamp campus has many great program areas that are well maintained by our resident staff.San Juan CapistranoCA
Audubon Canyon RanchRegion 4Marin415-868-9244http://www.egret.orgAbout ACR Audubon Canyon Ranch is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental conservation and education organization. It was founded in 1962 to protect from development a large heron and egret heronry on Bolinas Lagoon near Stinson Beach, California. Today, Audubon Canyon Ranch acts as guardian of five main nature preserves in Marin and Sonoma counties. These 5,000 acres of tidal flats, marshlands, coastal prairie, oak woodlands and redwood groves provide significant habitat to wildlife and have been placed in our care by generous donors to steward and protect in perpetuity. Mission Audubon Canyon Ranch protects nature through land preservation, nature education and conservation science. ACR's Main Preserves Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen, CA Cypress Grove Preserve, Marshall, CA Martin Griffin Preserve, Stinson Beach, CA Modini Mayacamas Preserves, Healdsburg, CA Headquarters ACR Headquarters are located at the Martin Griffin Preserve near the town of Stinson Beach in Marin County, CA. A Community Organization ACR's programs are made possible thanks to the contribution of thousands of hours of volunteer service, and donations from caring individuals, foundations and businesses. ACR is an independent nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Our tax ID number is 94-6069140.Stinson BeachCA
Audubon Starr Ranch SanctuaryRegion 9BOrange949-858-0309http://www.starr-ranch.orgOur mission is to offer innovative approaches to land management and environmental education that will influence the way Southern California citizens appreciate, conserve, and manage wildlands. We seek to instill a love of nature through education programs that involve people of all ages in wildlife research and to provide a model of rigorous, sustainable land management through applied research.Trabuco CanyonCA
Back Bay Science CenterRegion 9BOrangehttp://www.backbaysciencecenter.orgThe mission of the Back Bay Science Center is to provide a hands-on facility where students and the public can study and enjoy the estuarine ecology of Newport Bay and the marine ecology of the ocean, and to promote natural resource conservation and stewardship throughout the watershed.Newport BeachCA
BALANCE Edutainment, Inc.Region 4Alameda510-285-7075's award-winning team of professionals produce multi-platform products that engage children in positive experiences by teaching them to trust their inner guidance system and create the world they want to live in. As such, the Company?s compelling educational apps & media support the healthy social and emotional development of children on their path to self-literacy. The Company?s digital platforms leverage gamification, augmented reality, music, 3D animation, and tie-ins with physical products and locations to deeply engage and inspire children, bridging the home, classroom, and community. BALANCE?s flagship brand is Pacha?s Pajamas. When Pacha goes to sleep, the characters on her pajamas guide her on a series of dream adventures in which she learns more about herself and the world. The PACHA ALIVE app launched this Spring with a companion book published by Morgan James Publishing. This is a legacy project.OaklandCA
Bay Area Environmental STEM Institute at San Jose State UniversityRegion 4San Mateo408-924-5048http://www.baesi.orgThe Bay Area Environmental STEM Institute (BAESI) is a year-round professional development program for teachers of grades 4-12, which has served more than 2,500 teachers since 1990, with funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, Chevron, Intel and others. The BAESI model is based on 25 years of experience and is informed by research about best practices for effective teacher development and ongoing assessment by an external evaluator.San JoseCA
Bay Area Wilderness TrainingRegion 4Alameda510-452-2298http://www.bawt.orgBay Area Wilderness Training's mission is to create opportunities for urban youth to experience wilderness first hand. To meet this mission, we train youth workers, provide FREE outdoor gear loans, give financial support, and leverage our community of peers. We believe that all youth can benefit from more opportunities to explore nature both near and far from their homes. Outdoor education programs are a great tool for teaching about environmental science, poetry and metaphor, and community and team building.OaklandCA
Bay Model Visitor CenterRegion 4Marin415-503-6702 Bay Model Visitor Center is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which makes possible the viewing of a scientific tool: a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta System. The Model provides scientists, educators and citizens interested in San Francisco Bay and the Bay - Delta Model a unique opportunity to view the complete bay-delta system at a glance. The Center gives an introduction and provides an overview of the system. Tours are available for groups with advanced reservations. These tours can be tailored to the technical level of the group. The Corps of Engineers encourages use of the Visitor Center by scientific and technical groups for meetings and seminars provided certain criteria are met. The manager of the Visitor Center my be contacted regarding such use at (415) 332-3871.SausalitoCA
Bay Nature InstituteRegion 4Alameda888-422-9628http://www.baynature.orgThe Bay Nature Institute, based in Berkeley, California, is dedicated to educating the people of the San Francisco Bay Area about, and celebrating the beauty of, the surrounding natural world. We do so with the aim of inspiring residents to explore and preserve the diverse and unique natural heritage of the region, and of nurturing productive relationships among the many organizations and individuals working towards these same goals.BerkeleyCA
Being With WolvesRegion 1Mendocino415-672-1580http://www.beingwithwolves.orgMission Statement: Drawing from history, scientific research, and current events, our mission is to provide education to California schools and communities on wolves in anticipation of their return to the state. Our work raises awareness, reduces fears and conflicts, and fosters tolerance for the return of wolves as an important top predator to historic wilderness habitat, and for ecosystem health.UkiahCA
Beneath the Waves Film Festival - Santa CruzRegion 5Santa Cruz831-427-4863 are an all-volunteer led group whose mission is to share information about the habitats and life forms that exist "beneath the waves," raise awareness regarding critical marine issues, and promote the protection of our oceans through film screenings, discussion with marine scientists and others working in the marine environment, and hands-on experiences.Ben LomondCA
Big Chico Creek Ecological ReserveRegion 2Butte530-898-5010 State University, Chico is a comprehensive university principally serving Northern California, our state and nation through excellence in instruction, research, creative activity, and public service. The University is committed to assist students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and to be useful members of a global society. CHICO. BUTTE COUNTY.ChicoCA
Biomimicry San DiegoRegion 9ASan Diego619-549-6240http://biomimicrysandiego.orgThe mission of Biomimicry San Diego is to create, and advance the local biomimicry movement through education and community engagements. Biomimicry San Diego is an organization dedicated to econnecting people with nature and inspiring regenerative design concepts to solve human challenges. The vision of Biomimicry San Diego is to inspire and educate the San Diego community about biomimicry through the re-connection with nature and the local ecosystem.San DiegoCA
Birch Aquarium at ScrippsRegion 9ASan Diego858-534-3474 Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and includes five dozen interactive elements. Our mission: to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps research, and to promote ocean conservation. Birch Aquarium provides ocean science education through creative exhibits, programs, and activities designed to help visitors use critical thinking, and to make science relevant to their daily lives. Birch Aquarium interprets Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the science used to study Earth, and inspiring public support of scientific endeavors. Birch Aquarium promotes conservation through education and research, believing that with increased understanding of the ocean, people will respect and protect the marine environment.La JollaCA
Birds of Prey Environmental EducationRegion 7Fresno559-322-0614Birds of Prey is an organization providing educational presentations in the Central Valley of California. We strive to enhance individuals' knowledge of native species and habitat, thus providing motivation for people to make a difference in their world. Our presentations provide information on how to co-exist with wildlife as our neighbors and how to better manage our natural resources. By bringing live, native birds of prey to capture and hold the interest of our audience, we try to create a strong, lasting message of awareness and responsibility.ClovisCA
Bohart Museum of EntomologyRegion 4Solano530-752-0493 MuseumDavisCA
Bolsa Chica ConservancyRegion 9BOrange714-846-1114 in 1990 by a coalition of government, community, business and environmental leaders, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization, provides services that inspire and connect all generations through community involvement and leadership in hands-on restoration and education in wetland science, watersheds, coastal ecology and environmental sustainability.Huntington BeachCA
Bolsa Chica Land TrustRegion 9BOrange714-846-1001http://www.BolsaChicaLandTrust.orgThe mission of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust (BCLT) is to preserve, acquire, and restore all of the Bolsa Chica ecosystem, and to educate the public to its natural and cultural wonders. The BCLT offers free public tours, the Miracles of the Marsh Educational program, and the Stewards Habitat Restoration Project. The Land Trust is working to acquire and protect the last threatened 11 acres at Bolsa Chica to save a unique archaeological site and precious open space habitat.Huntington BeachCA
Botany for KidsRegion 9ASan Diego619-223-5229http://botanyforkids.comBotany for Kids is an educational program that encourages kids of all ages to take a closer look at the world of plants.San DiegoCA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno CountyRegion 7Fresno559-266-3117http://www.bgclubfc.orgTo enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.FresnoCA
Boys & Girls Clubs of San FranciscoRegion 4San Francisco415-757-6690http://www.campmendocino.orgCamp Mendocino offers San Francisco?s at-risk youth an unmatched outdoor education experience under the redwoods of Mendocino County. This 2,000 acre retreat is located 160 miles north of the city. For 80 years, Camp Mendocino, owned and operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, has been giving youth a chance to escape their urban environments and experience nature. Between the months of June and October, Camp Mendocino serves as a traditional summer camp and offer a lifetime of memories among the redwoods and river at Camp Mendocino - hiking, swimming, arts & crafts, archery, high ropes course & zip line, teambuilding, mountain biking, rock climbing and learning about the environment. The ropes course is one of the most popular activities ? helping youth to overcome fear through trust, encouragement from others and thoughtful risk-taking. When not an active summer camp, Camp Mendocino welcomes groups big and small to rent our facilities and enjoy Camp's unique experiences. At night, groups share stories over campfires and watch the stars in the clear evening sky far away from city lights. During the day, groups enhance their environmental education curriculum, grow and learn together, and challenge their team while having fun. For many, it?s their first taste of the great outdoors and their first time in a vacation-like environment. For just as many, the experience is transformative.San FranciscoCA
Breathe California of Los Angeles countyRegion 11Los Angeles323-935-8050 California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA) is a local non-profit organization committed to improving lung health and air quality for Los Angeles area residents through education and innovative practices. To promote our initiatives, BREATHE LA partners with community organizations, universities schools, and businesses. Recognized for our educational series and wellness programs including asthma and environmental health control for children along with their groundbreaking research, BREATHE LA serves as a clean air and healthy living advocate. With our concern for everyone?s quality of life in the region, BREATHE LA emphasizes that we all have a stake in the air we breatheLos AngelesCA
Bullfrog Films, Inc.StatewideStatewide800-543-3764http://www.bullfrogfilms.comLeading DVD distributor for environmental science education, ecology, energy, health, food, agriculture, and water resources.OleyCA
Burbank Recycle CenterRegion 11Los Angeles818 238-3900http://burbankrecycle.orgThe Burbank Recycle Center has been committed to conserving resources, improving the environment, and engaging residents through great service since 1984. Owned by the City of Burbank and operated by Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc., the center processes curbside materials and offers easy drop off and buy back options for recyclables. The center helps residents and businesses reduce waste through workshops, resources and public outreach. The facility houses a recycling plant, Buyback Center for CRV bottles and cans, drop-off bins for all types of recyclable material including e-waste and used oil. It includes a Compost Corner and Learning Center which is open to the public for scheduled tours Mon-Fri 8am ? 5pm. Each tour lasts about an hour. It offers exciting educational experiences for all ages regarding the City?s recycling programs, encouraging the three R?s, and assists in finding solutions for donateable material. Topics include: Recycling Plant: See recycling machines and workers in action through our closed circuit cameras that allow viewing of the process from a safe distance. Watch the entire process from trucks dumping their load until the material is sorted and bailed Discussions cover the 3 R?s, what can/ can?t be recycled?, where does it all go to get recycled?, and what products can be made from our recycling? Storm Drain Exhibit: A Burbank-specific model that demonstrates how water and pollution make their way from streets and storm drains to the LA river. Buy Recycled Exhibit: This exhibit provides a glimpse of how soda bottles are made into shirts, waste paper into paper towels, glass bottles into kitchen tiles, and cans into lawn furniture or building materials. Composter Exhibit: Experience what it would be like if you were shrunk down to the size of an ant and had ventured into the middle of a compost bin. You?ll be able to see the extraordinary amount of activity going on to turn food and yard waste into rich soil. Recyclamania: An 8? tree made entirely out of recycled material to demonstrate how recyclables can be used for art projects. Reference Materials Library Videos and literature about recycling a variety of materials, composting, landfills, or scavenging are available for viewing or borrowing. Speaker's Bureau Center staff welcomes the opportunity to speak about recycling and the City?s waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs.BurbankCA
Bureau of Land ManagementStatewideStatewide707-825-2300 BLM manages 15.2 million acres in California and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada for multiple uses and sustained yield -- meeting today's needs while planning for the future.CA
Butte County Office of EducationRegion 2Butte530-532-5650http://www.bcoe.orgButte County Office of Education is committed to the success of every student and the excellence of every educator.OrovilleCA
Butte County Resource Conservation DistrictRegion 2Butte530-534-0112 x122http://www.buttecountyrcd.orgThe mission of the Butte County Resource Conservation District is to protect, enhance, and support Butte County natural resources and agriculture by working with willing land owners and citizens through education, land management, and on-the-ground projects. OROVILLE, BUTTE COUNTYOrovilleCA
Butte Environmental CouncilRegion 2Butte530-891-6424http://www.becnet.orgThe Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is a non-profit environmental organization based in Chico, California. Our mission is to preserve and conserve the Earth?s natural resources, with particular attention to environmental issues in Northern California. BEC offers Watershed Education, Recycling And Rubbish Education and the Endangered Species FaireChicoCA
CA 4-H Camp Advisory / University of California Agriculture & Natural ResourcesRegion 3Yolo530-750-1334 *************************************************************** Mission The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. Core Values The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program provides a wide variety of enrichment activities with the ultimate goal of giving youth the skills they need to thrive and succeed throughout their lives. The focus of all 4-H programs is positive youth development through activities in science literacy, healthy living, and citizenship. All 4-H programs are accessible and open to all youth. Framework High quality 4-H activities engage youth in subject area topics (content) in an environment (context) where youth feel safe and free to share, learn, and grow. Focusing on both content and context is a critical piece in helping youth thrive. Research shows that when youth are engaged and self-direct their own learning, the learning is optimized. Adult volunteers and teen educators are essential to this learning - facilitating the learning process using hands-on, experiential methods, where youth are free to explore. Content - Subject Matter The content of 4-H programs focus on science, engineering and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. These subject areas clearly describe program priorities and provide a framework to organize and focus program development, management, and implementation strategies.DavisCA
CA Urban Streams Alliance- The Stream TeamRegion 2Chico530 342-6620http://www.thestreamteam.orgThe Stream Team's mission is to empower effective environmental stewardship in order to protect, enhance, manage, and restore the ecological health and water quality of important California river systems. Overview: The Stream Team provides hands-on watershed education in partnership with Butte County Schools, and other community organizations linking water resource management efforts with student- lead, evidence-based learning strategies, and the EEI standards. Student-led "citizen-science" is provided, including collecting and analyzing data associated with California's water quality protection goals linked to topics covered in classroom lessons. Our Youth Stream Team programs offer opportunities for students of all grades levels to develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and environmental stewards. CHICO. BUTTE COUNTY.ChicoCA
Cabrillo Marine AquariumRegion 11Los Angeles310-548-7562http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.orgCabrillo Marine Aquarium engages all visitors in education, recreation and research to promote knowledge, appreciation and conservation of the marine life of Southern California.San PedroCA
California Academy of SciencesRegion 4San Francisco415-379-8000http://www.calacademy.orgThe mission of the California Academy of Sciences is to explore, explain and sustain life. The Academy is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. The new facility is also home to a staff of world-class scientists, an education department that provides a wide range of student and teacher services, and an extensive science library with over 28 million specimens and artifacts.San FranciscoCA
California Air Resources BoardStatewideStatewide800-242-4450 Air Quality Education Program's mission is to give presentations; conduct lessons and training; conduct public outreach; provide assistance; develop partnerships; and supplement California?s K-16 curricula with stimulating materials and engaging activities that raise awareness and increase the understanding of the interrelationship between air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, human health, the environment, and the choices people make.SacramentoCA
California American WaterRegion 9ASan Diego619-446-4760 American Water provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services. Our education project, Water Education Today, offers teachers free NGSS/CC-aligned lessons to assist in creating "water literate" middle and high school studentsImperial BeachCA
California Coastal CommissionRegionSan Francisco415-904-5200http://www.coastforyou.orgThe California Coastal Commission's Public Education Program works to increase public knowledge of coastal and marine resources and to engage the public in coastal protection and restoration activities. We offer a variety of conservation, education and community involvement programs.San FranciscoCA
California Department of EducationStatewideStatewide916-323-6440 Mission California will provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The Department of Education serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a highly connected world.SacramentoCA
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region SalmonStatewideStatewide916-445-0411 Mission of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (formerly "Department of Fish and Game") maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people. This includes habitat protection and maintenance in a sufficient amount and quality to ensure the survival of all species and natural communities. The Department is also responsible for the diversified use of fish and wildlife including recreational, commercial, scientific and educational uses.SacramentoCA
California Education and the Environment InitiativeStatewideStatewide916-341-6769 California Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is a groundbreaking effort, led by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to apply an environmental lens to K-12 classroom instruction. The State Board of Education-approved EEI Curriculum consists of 85 science and history/social science units and was developed as a model for all future state-adopted instructional materials.SacramentoCA
California Food, Land & People (FLP)Region 4San Mateo650-345-5178 develop citizens literate about relationships between agriculture, the environment and human populations.San MateoCA
California Foundation for Agriculture in the ClassroomStatewideStatewide800-700-2482http://www.LearnAboutAg.orgOur mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California's educators and students. Our vision is an appreciation of agriculture by all.SacramentoCA
California Geological SurveyRegion 3Sacramento916-445-1825 California Geological Survey's educational outreach provides information and maps on California geology, earthquakes, and mineral resources upon request. We are available as instructors for teacher workshops, and as resources/schedules permit, also available as guest speakers. We partner with other environmental/science/emergency management groups at conferences to conduct workshops and fieldtrips on topics that include mineral resources, geology, earthquake hazards, and tsunamis.SacramentoCA
California Institute for BiodiversiStatewideStatewidehttp://calalive.orgWe strive to give California teachers the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to invigorate science teaching with the power of field-based, hands-on, interactive learning. We believe that students must experience the natural world as an integral part of their education. Teachers are the key to transforming students into knowledgeable environmentally conscious citizens.MoragaCA
California International Studies ProjectRegion 9ASan Diego619-756-5346 California International Studies Project (CISP) is a statewide network that connects universities, schools, and districts in collaborative efforts to increase K-12 teacher competence in history and international studies. It is the mission of the California International Studies Project to prepare students to work, live and be informed, active citizens in a world where conditions, peoples, and distant events may have a critical impact on their lives and those of others. Through teacher development and K-12 student experience, the project seeks to improve historical and contemporary knowledge of 21st Century realities that are fundamentally altering the international landscape and domestic affairs.San DiegoCA
California Marine Sanctuary FoundationRegion 5Monterey831-647-4209http://www.CaliforniaMPAs.orgThe California Marine Sanctuary Foundation supports the Monterey Bay and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuaries and California?s statewide network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and works to advance the understanding and protection of many other important coastal and ocean resources in California. The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) was established in 1995. Since inception the Sanctuary Foundation has supported many dozens of projects in education, research, and resource protection for conserving and protecting California?s extraordinary marine environment and resources.MontereyCA
California ReLeafRegion 3Sacramento916-497-0034 mission of California ReLeaf is to empower grassroots efforts and build strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California?s urban and community forests. California ReLeaf works regionally and statewide to promote alliances among community-based groups, individuals, industry, and public agencies, encouraging each to contribute to the livability of our cities and the protection of our environment by planting and caring for trees.SacramentoCA
California Science CenterRegion 11Los Angeles213-744-7444 aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.Los AngelesCA
California State ParksStatewideStatewide800-777-0369 mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration, and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.SacramentoCA
California State Parks PORTS ProgramStatewideStatewide916-240-1068 Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program is a free, innovative distance learning program of California State Parks that connects K-12 students in their classroom to the rich natural and cultural resources in California's state parks through interactive videoconferencing. The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration, and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the State's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.SacramentoCA
California Water Environment AssociationRegion 4Alameda510-382-7800http://www.cwea.orgTo enhance the education and effectiveness of California's water resource recovery professionals through education; certification; dissemination of technical information; and promotion of sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment.OaklandCA
California Waterfowl AssociationRegion 3Placer916-648-1406http://www.calwaterfowl.orgCalifornia Waterfowl Association's mission is to conserve waterfowl, wetlands, and our outdoor heritages.RosevilleCA
California Wolf CenterRegion 9ASan Diego760-765-0030 California Wolf Center is dedicated to the recovery of wolves in the wildlands they once roamed. We envision a landscape where wolves thrive in healthy ecosystems and wolves and people successfully coexist.JulianCA
CalRecycleStatewideStatewide916-341-6769 Education K-12SacramentoCA
Camp Fire Central Coast of CaliforniaRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-773-5126http://campfirecentralcoast.orgYoung people want to shape their world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within. Light the fire within! At Camp Fire, that's what we do. We listen, we encourage, and we provide the opportunity to uncover each young person's unique interests. We help youth become the exceptional people they are destined to be, buoyant with potential to do anything they dream of doing. Camp Fire Central Coast of California offers programs to the Central Coast area youth programs in three central areas of focus: ? Teens in Action: programs that develop citizenship and leadership through community service. ? Out-of-school extended learning time programs: delivered before- and after-school and during school breaks. These include tutoring, mentoring, club activities, and short-term courses. ? Environmental and Camp programs: examples include resident camp, day camp, environmental education, and short-term outdoor programs that involve day trips.Pismo BeachCA
Camp Ocean PinesRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-927-0254http://www.campoceanpines.orgOur mission is to foster enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world among people of all ages through creative activities in a residential camp setting. Camp Ocean Pines is an outdoor education center located on California?s central coast about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our facility sits on 14 acres of Monterey Pine forest surrounded by protected land with fantastic views of the Pacific ocean. Our unique location, with access to both the forest and the ocean, has allowed us to develop a comprehensive curriculum based around the fascinating ecosystems that make up California?s coastline. Our program is built around the idea of curiosity-based learning. Specifically, we?ve designed our lessons with the goal of awakening curiosity, exploring nature, and creating connections. To us this allows teaching of the basic scientific method in a learning style that kids thrive with. They become curious, ask questions, touch and explore the world around them, and along the way they learn how our environment connects together and back to us! Learning has never been so fun! We'd love to hear from you and host your school!CambriaCA
Camp SEA LabRegion 5Monterey831-582-3681http://www.campsealab.orgCamp SEA Lab fosters lifelong excitement, scientific understanding, and stewardship of our coasts and ocean by providing quality marine oriented programs that promote Science, Education and Adventure for youth, families and teachers. Camp SEA Lab is dedicated to helping children explore the wonders of the marine environment from the top of the watershed to the bottom of the deep sea as they gain a greater appreciation for what science can teach them about our world and the importance of being good stewards for the ocean. Affiliated with California State University, Monterey Bay, Camp SEA Lab offers high quality, affordable environmental education programs within the Monterey Bay area for grades k-12 from local communities and beyond.SeasideCA
Camp WinthersRegion 3Placer916-971-7577 is a residential outdoor school during summer and fall.Soda SpringsCA
Carlsbad Educational FoundationRegion 9ASan Diego760-929-1555' Care is a program of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation and offers State-Licensed Before- and After-School Child Care at all Carlsbad Elementary School Sites. For 21 years, CEF has delivered high quality, licensed childcare for students at Carlsbad?s nine elementary schools. This program currently cares for more than 600 students and is known throughout Carlsbad for its experienced childcare staff, varied enrichment offerings and convenient, on-site locations.CarlsbadCA
Cat HavenRegion 7Fresno559-338-3216 Survival?s Cat Haven is an innovative park dedicated to the preservation of wild cats. It specializes in education and is engaged in both captive and range country conservation.DunlapCA
Center for Land-Based LearningRegion 3Yolo530-795-1520http://www.landbasedlearning.orgThe Center for Land-Based Learning is dedicated to creating the next generation of farmers and teaching California?s youth about the importance of agriculture and watershed conservation. Combining innovative hands-on experience with classroom learning, participants in CLBL?s many programs develop leadership skills, learn how sustainable agriculture practices contribute to a healthier ecosystem, and create connections to agricultural, environmental, and food system careers. We do this by engaging students and the community in the below programs: SLEWS, FARMS Leadership, GreenCorps, California Farm Academy, and Caring for Our WatershedsWintersCA
Central Coast AquariumRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-595-7280http://centralcoastaquarium.comOur mission to cultivate a community that is dedicated to ocean stewardship through education, engagement and action.Avila BeachCA
Central Coast GrownRegion 8San Luis Obispo805 769 8344 Coast Grown champions a sustainable local and regional food system to ensure a nourishing, diverse and abundant supply of food that is resilient, safe and secure. Our vision is to restore people?s connection with the land and the food it produces in order to nourish the bodies, minds and spirits of our community, and to sustain the landscape that supports us.San Luis ObispoCA
Central Coast Salmon EnhancementRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-473-8167http://www.centralcoastsalmon.comThrough education and engagement, we ensure that our natural resources continue to support the ecological, recreational, and economic needs of our community.Arroyo GrandeCA
Central Coast State ParksRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-548-0390http://ccspa.infoTo provide for the health, inspiration, and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. What can you and your students expect? All programs are active, hands-on, and largely outdoors. Our lessons encourage interaction and incorporate inquiry-based teaching strategies. The content of the programs is linked to State Science and Social Science Standards and tailored to the grade levels of the attendees.San Luis ObispoCA
Central Sierra Environmental Resource CenterRegion 6Tuolumne209-586-7440http://www.cserc.orgCSERC works to protect water, wildlife, and wild places of the Northern Yosemite region and to raise environmental awareness, especially in the youth who will be the stewards of tomorrow.Twain HarteCA
Central Valley Computer Using EducatorsRegion 7Fresno Valley Computer Using Educators (CVCUE) is an independent, not-for-profit educational group that is organized to support technology usage in educational settings. CVCUE traditionally hosts 2 educational technology events each school year, and additional mini-events for professional development for educators.FrsnoCA
Central Valley Science ProjectRegion 7Fresno559-288-4953http://cvscienceproject.ning.comThe Central Valley Science Project aspires to build a professional learning community that promotes science achievement for all students through providing high quality professional development and leadership experiences for teachers. This aspiration is built upon a set of core beliefs: ? Effective science teachers are competent in science content, are capable of delivering standards-based content to diverse groups of students through sound pedagogical strategies, and are willing and able to assume leadership roles within the discipline. ? Science is for ALL students; consequently gender, status, cultural and linguistic equity issues are integral components of all site programs. ? Science learners, whether teachers or students, gain conceptual understanding and develop investigation skills through actively "doing" science. ? Teacher leaders are a key factor in improving science achievement. Geographically, CVSP serves a large four county area in the Central Valley of California. But, with changes in the CSMP enabling legislation over the past several years, CVSP has focused its resources in serving teachers in selected partner school districts in Fresno County, while still maintaining a strong and visible presence in the region. Goals: Goal 1. Enhance Teachers Science Content Knowledge CVSP will provide professional development programs and coursework to increase content knowledge and pedagogy for teachers serving in the lowest performing schools in the region. Goal 2. Develop and Support Teachers? EL and Literacy Skills CVSP will support full and equal opportunity for English learners (EL) to achieve academic content standards in science through providing teachers with professional development in English language development (ELD), academic literacy, including reading, writing, speaking and the use of academic language. Goal 3. Promote Teacher Leadership CVSP will promote teacher leadership by creating professional learning communities and sustaining an active coaching/mentoring program.FresnoCA
ChangeScaleRegion 4San Francisco415-992-4797http://changescale.orgChangeScale works to advance environmental education in the 12-county San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas.San FranciscoCA
Channel Islands National ParkRegion 8Ventura805-658-5730 mission of Channel Islands National Park is to protect and interpret the natural ecosystems and cultural values of the Channel Islands and adjacent marine waters and to provide present and future generations appropriate opportunities to explore and understand park resources and values.VenturaCA
Chevron Energy SolutionsStatewideStatewide925-842-1000 customized solutions that add value and reduce energy costs for businesses and institutions.San RamonCA
Chico Creek Nature CenterRegion 2Butte530-891-4671http://bidwellpark.orgSharing the mission of Bidwell Park, where there is always more to explore. We serve school groups from prek-6th grade, and older upon request. It is the philosophy of the Chico Creek Nature Center that through increased knowledge and understanding, individuals will learn to protect and preserve our natural resources and, especially, Bidwell Park. As stewards of our environment, we can promote a high quality of all life now and for the future. CHICO. BUTTE COUNTY.ChicoCA
Children's Discovery Museum of San JoseRegion 4San Mateo408-298-5437's Discovery Museum of San Jose inspires creativity, curiosity and lifelong learning. Our BioSITE (Students Investigating Their Environment) Program provides students with authentic science and inquiry learning opportunities while to connecting with the local environment through watershed education and water quality monitoring of local creeks in a field based program.San JoseCA
Children's Discovery Museum of the DesertRegion 10Riverside760-321-0602http://cdmod.orgMission The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert is a valuable community resource for children and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs. Values Learning We value being a place that nurtures thoughtful, hands-on learning in a creative and engaging environment that celebrates learning as an innately joyful activity. Family We value being a place where multigenerational family members can grow their relationships through comfortably exploring, sharing and learning together. Community We value being a community resource and a welcoming place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share experiences while learning about themselves and our world.Rancho MirageCA
Children's Museum of Sonoma CountyRegion 1Sonoma707-546-4069http://www.cmosc.orgThe Children?s Museum?s mission is to inspire children?s creativity and stimulate their curiosity to discover the world through playful exploration of the arts and sciences.Santa RosaCA
Chino Basin Water Conservation DistrictRegion 10San Bernardino909-626-2711http://www.cbwcd.orgThe Chino Basin Water Conservation District is a public agency whose goal is the protection of the Chino Groundwater Basin in order to guarantee that current and future water needs will be met. The Basin is protected by the capture and percolation of waters through the District?s network of channels, basins and spreading grounds. Water conservation education is provided to the individuals and organizations within the service area to further promote the efficient use of our water resources.MontclairCA
Circle J-Norris RanchRegion 7Tulare559-539-2263 Circle J-Norris Ranch serves as a site for instructional programs operated by the Tulare County Office of Education as a part of the Clemmie Gill School of Science and Conservation (SCICON). Programs conducted on the property are designed to: a.) expand the appreciation of the environmental and aesthetic values of the outdoors, and b.) increase understanding of the relationship, with its consequent effects, between humans and nature The site offers students, their teachers, and those who support them opportunities for experiential learning, research, and work in multi-age groups.SpringvilleCA
CIRES at University of Colorado at BoulderStatewideStatewide303-492-5670 at the University of Colorado at Boulder Our mission is to provide teachers, parents, and students with a peer-reviewed selection of online materials on climate science and energy, including videos, classroom activities, and visualizations. We also provide guidance on the essential principles of climate and energy science and strategies on teaching these to different grade levels. Finally, we provide a community where people can ask experts questions, learn about upcoming workshops on teaching climate change or energy, and more. is to help students become literate with topics surrounding climate and energy A set of essential principles for climate and energy frame the key science and inform teaching strategies. Learn more about these principles and how to use them in your classroom.BoulderCA
City of CarpinteriaRegion 8Santa Barbara805-684-8077We have several different groups under the city's umbrella that provide natural interpretive programs to adults and children. Some of the groups are: Carpinteria Salt Marsh Friends, Tar Pits Friends, Bluffs Friends, Franklin Trail Friends, and Seal Watch.CarpinteriaCA
City of Fresno Water ConservationRegion 7Fresno559-621-5312 of the most valuable water sources is water that is not used. Water conservation is the beneficial reduction in water use, waste, and loss. Conservation is the most economical and environmentally protective resource management tool, helping Fresno meet the many challenges of water supply management.FresnoCA
City of Lodi - Lodi LakeRegion 6San Joaquin209-333-6742 naturalists proved Lodi Lake Nature Area trail study and outdoor nature study, aligned with CA Science Standards.LodiCA
City of Newport Beach - Crystal CoveRegion 9BOrange949-644-3036 Natural Resources Division is part of the Recreation and Senior Services Department of the City of Newport Beach. The mission of the Natural Resources Division is to build a better citizen through outreach, education, and service, protecting our natural resources through engagement.Newport BeachCA
City of Poway Community School ProgramsRegion 9ASan Diego858-668-4781 In-Class Outreach and Reserve School Tour programs utilize oak habitat to introduce important scientific concepts for grades 2-5. These concepts meet Science Content Standards. Poway School District OnlyPowayCA
City of Santa Barbara Water Resources DivisionRegion 8Santa Barbara805-560-7586 City of Santa Barbara Water Resources Division helps bring water education into schools by providing free presentations, field trips, and materials for your classroom. Educating local children about where their water comes from and how to use it wisely promotes an understanding of the importance of protecting our environment and ensuring adequate water supplies for future generations.Santa BarbaraCA
City of Santa Cruz Environmental ProgramsRegion 5Santa Cruz831-420-5220 provide environmental education and services to residents, businesses and schools in the City of Santa CruzSanta CruzCA
City of Sunnyvale (ESD)Region 4San Mateo408-730-7260http://wpcp.inSunnyvale.comProvide environmental and educational outreach opportunities to youth, businesses and residents.SunnyvaleCA
City of VenturaRegion 8Ventura805-654-7800 City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division is committed to the preservation of Ventura's environment through innovative waste reduction and pollution prevention programs, including effective public education and outreach for residents and businessesVenturaCA
City of Watsonville Public Works Conservation AcademyRegion 5Santa Cruz831-768-3107 City of Watsonville Public Works School Program is a award winning, field-based outreach program that has inspired a generation to understand and engage in conservation of our local, public, environmental resources since the 1990s. Over 45,000 youth and parents have been motivated to reduce pollution, conserve water and recycle through first hand visits to City utility facilities. The program includes grade-leveled, Common Core and NGSS aligned visits to: ? City Wetlands of Watsonville Nature Center and trails ? City Recycling Center, Landfill & Trash Museum ? Local City Water Sources ? City Wastewater Recycling Plant The mission culminates with the Utilities Career Job Shadow and the Green Roots Revolution high school programs where young adults place career choices and waste reduction into action.WatsonvilleCA
Clean Air AmbassadorsRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-781-5912 San Luis Obispo Clean Air Ambassadors provide free environmental and clean air educational presentations to elementary students and after school programs.San Luis ObispoCA
Clean Water Team - State Water Resources Control BoardStatewideStatewide213-576-6788 Clean Water Team (CWT) is the citizen monitoring program of the State Water Resources Control Board. The CWT works statewide in order to provide technical assistance and guidance documents, training, QA/QC support, temporary loans of equipment and communication to citizen science programs, watershed stewardship organizations, STEM and others involved with watershed and surface water science.Los AngelesCA
Climate Protection CampaignRegion 1Sonoma707-525-1665http://eco2school.orgScience based solutions for immediate greenhouse gas reductionsSanta RosaCA
Climate ResolveRegion 3Los Angeles213-634-3790http://www.climateresolve.orgClimate Resolve is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, founded in 2010, that is dedicated to creating real, practical solutions to meet the climate challenge while building a better city for Angelenos. Our mission is to make Southern California more livable and prosperous today and for generations to come by inspiring people at home, at work, and in government to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare for climate impacts.Los AngelesCA
Coachella Valley Water DistrictRegion 10Riverside760-398-2651http://www.cvwd.orgLargest domestic water provider in the Coachella Valley. We also provide 6 other areas of service including agricultural irrigation, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment, recycled water, stormwater protection and groundwater replenishment.Palm DesertCA
Coal Oil Point ReserveRegion 8Santa Barbara805-893-4127 Oil Point Reserve is a part of the UC Natural Reserve System. The mission of the Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding and wise management of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.Santa BarbaraCA
Coastal Discovery Center in San SimeonRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-927-6575 Coastal Discovery Center is a joint venture between Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and California State Parks. Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center celebrates the connection between land and sea. The Center offers interactive exhibits and education programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of San Simeon, California State Parks and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The interface of land and sea is unique here, drawing people for its rich bounty, economic opportunity, recreation and inspiration. Protecting these special places preserves them for use and enjoyment for generations to come.San SimeonCA
Coastal Marine BiolabsRegion 8Ventura805-289-9275http://www.coastalmarinebiolabs.orgEstablished in 2006, Coastal Marine Biolabs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing innovative, research-based science education programs to high school educators and students, both locally and nationally.VenturaCA
Coastal Watershed CouncilRegion 5Santa Cruz831-464-9200http://www.coastal-watershed.orgThe Coastal Watershed Council's mission is to preserve and protect coastal watersheds through community stewardship, education, and monitoring.Santa CruzCA
Coloma Outdoor SchoolRegion 3El Dorado530-621-2298http://www.cods.orgLearn about the past to change the future.ColomaCA
Common VisionStatewideStatewidehttp://www.commonvision.orgCommon Vision implements innovative strategies in sustainability with diverse communities and schools throughout California. Focusing on fruit trees, local agriculture, renewable energy, and community engagement Common Vision uses inspirational education to create a healthier and more just society.Grass ValleyCA
Community Resources for ScienceRegion 4Alameda510-527-5212http://www.crscience.orgThe mission of CRS is to connect and engage educators, students, and scientists in a vibrant and innovative web of science learning resources, transforming science education. Our vision is a community of educators and scientists working together to excite all children about learning through the scientific exploration of the world around them. Community Resources for Science contributes to this vision by weaving connections between the needs of individual teachers and educational resources, while acting as a catalyst to improve the available resources in our community.BerkeleyCA
Conservation Ambassadors, Inc.Region 8San Luis Obispo805-391-0604http://www.zootoyou.comProvide a home for abused and displaced wildlife, and share those animals in educational presentations around California and beyond with learners of all ages.Paso RoblesCA
Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife CommitteeRegion 4Contra Costa925-674-7203 Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee is an advisory committee to the County?s Board of Supervisors. A primary responsibility of the Committee is to recommend allocation of fine revenues resulting from violations of the Fish and Game Code and Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations in Contra Costa County to organizations working to improve habitat, promote public education, and undertake scientific research projects that benefit the fish and wildlife in the County.MartinezCA
Cool the EarthStatewideStatewide800-474-9804chttp://ooltheearth.orgCool the Earth provides a free program to educate K-8 students about the basic science of climate change and engage them in leading their families to take actions to reduce their carbon footprint.KentfieldCA
Corning Tomorrow, Inc. dba Olive City Agriculture & Nature CenterRegion 2Tehama530-824-2600http://www.olivecitycenter.comOlive City Agriculture & Nature Center sits on a 354 acre demonstration site, 40 acres of which has been planted in multiple orchard blocks representing the top orchard commodities grown in Tehama County. Another 275 acres of land on the property has been restored back to wetland and vernal pool habitats, which are critical to the native migratory waterfowl of the Pacific Flyway. One of our key objectives is not only to illustrate the combined values of both agriculture and the natural environment, the cultural and economic backbones of Tehama County, but more importantly to use them as a tool to educate local children of the importance of maintaining both for present and future generations. CORNING. TEHAMA COUNTY.CorningCA
Creative Change Educational SolutionsStatewideStatewide734-482-0924http://www.creativechange.netCreative Change provides curriculum, professional development and consulting for sustainability education. Programs range from food systems to ecological economics to intercultural competency. Based in southeast Michigan, Creative Change serves schools and universities across the nation.YpsilantiCA
Critter Creek Wildlife StationRegion 7Fresno559-338-2415 for Education-Critter Creek Wildlife Station has a three-fold mission and presence in the Central Valley community.Squaw ValleyCA
Cuesta College Sustainability Resource CenterRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-546-3100 x2229 Sustainability Resource Center's mission is to provide sustainability-related resources and education to the San Luis Obispo County community to ensure social, economic and environmental systems thrive and support future generations of humans and nature both locally and globallyPaso RoblesCA
CVESD Coastal Education Program at Living Coast Discover CenterRegion 9ASan Diego619-476-7836 Chula Vista Elementary School District offers students a hands on, standards based program at the Living Coast Discovery Center. Students learn about the local coastal flora and fauna and become inspired to be environmental stewards. Students touch crabs, snakes, sting rays and tortoises, they explore the beaches and trails and use scientific tools to investigate the world around them.Chula VistaCA
Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos (DANARegion 8San Luis Obispo805-929-5679http://www.danaadobe.orgThe "DANA Cultural Center" provides a unique destination/platform to understand life in California's Rancho Era and to appreciate the stories of those who left their footprints on the land throughout time. The Dana Adobe and the 130 acres of preserved land provide opportunities to develop an awareness of the ecological and cultural past and how actions over time shape the direction of our future.nipomoCA
David Brower CenterRegion 4Alameda510-809-0900http://browercenter.orgThe nonprofit David Brower Center is a vibrant place that inspires, sustains, and brings together people committed to environmental and social action. The Center offers educational and arts programs, conference and event facilities with a gallery and auditorium at its core to encourage community engagement, and high-quality office space for organizations working on sustainability ? all in the greenest building in Berkeley. It is named to honor David Brower, a Berkeley native who many consider the father of the modern environmental movement.BerkeleyCA
David LukasRegion 6Tuolumne415-320-5413http://www.lukasguides.comDavid Lukas offers a wide variety of talks, classes, and programs on nature-related topics. He also writes popular books for California naturalists.Big Oak FlatCA
Desert Horticultural Society of the DesertRegion 10Riverside760-320-3252 in the summer of 2005, the Desert Horticultural Society of Coachella Valley (DHSCV), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a group of local professionals and residents from a variety of backgrounds, united in our interest to encourage and promote what many call desert landscaping in the Coachella Valley. The group includes home gardeners, landscape industry professionals, volunteers and staff of The Living Desert, faculty and staff from local area colleges and water districts, and many others who share a love of gardening and concern for water conservation in our beautiful desert.Palm SpringsCA
Discovery Cube Ocean QuestRegion 9BOrange949-675-8915 Cube?s Ocean Quest inspires, educates and engages the explorer within and develops critical 21st century skills through interactive STEM experiences centered on the principles of ocean literacy.Newport BeachCA
Discovery Cube Orange CountyRegion 9BOrange866-552-2823 Cube Orange County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers and increasing public understanding of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and programs.Santa AnaCA
Dog-Eared Publications LLCStatewideStatewide888-364-3277 raise children with an environmental ethic with our interactive nature activity books.MiddletonCA
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife RefugeRegion 4San Francisco408-262-5513 x102 Wetlands provides a first-hand learning environment for students and educators to explore the topics of watershed health, wetlands, and habitat preservation. Activities and presentations focus on the relationship between personal habits and their effects on their local wetlands. Living Wetlands is an environmental education program offered at no cost through the cooperative efforts of the City of San Jose, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society.AlvisoCA
Earth TeamRegion 4Alameda844-04-4030http://www.earthteam.netEarthTeam empowers teens to become lifelong environmental stewards through experiential education, skills development, and the building of community connections.BerkeleyCA
Earthbound SkillsRegion 2Butte530-513-2542http://www.earthboundskills.comEarthBound Skills is a Collective of instructors dedicated to passing on the knowledge of our ancestors, teaching people to walk in balance with the Earth through wilderness living skills once used by the Native Americans. With stories, games, hands-on activities and demonstrations, your students will have the time of their lives while learning skills that not only keep them alive, but also strengthen their connection with nature. CHICO. BUTTE COUNTY.ChicoCA
Earthroots Field SchoolRegion 9BOrange949-709-5777 is a non-profit 501(c)3 education organization dedicated to cultivating a sense of care and connection between people and the natural world. Earthroots inspires life-long dedication to environmental stewardship & community through deep nature connection mentoring.Trabuco CanyonCA
East Bay Depot For Creative ReuseRegion 4Alameda510-547-6470 East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is an ecological treasure trove of art & craft materials, educational supplies, vintage furniture, home d?cor, paper goods, fabric, and much more. Founded in 1979 by two Oakland public school teachers, the Depot promotes solid waste diversion and resource conservation through the Depot store and environmental education programs. The mission of the East Bay Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in our Depot Store. The educational mission is to increase the awareness of school children and the general public regarding the green benefits of reusing materials.OaklandCA
Eco-Earth EnrichmentStatewideStatewide Enrichment on-line educational S.H.A.R.E. Program (Science, Health. Activities, Respect, Environment) uses anatomy, physiology, and games for students to understand their physical relationship to that of the earth. Using the nutritional values of fruit and vegetables, through the rainbow colors, students will learn to select on their own what is healthy for them and knowledge on how to build a healthy lifestyle. The S.H.A.R.E. Program, for all students in grade school and middle/high school is offered through the accredited E-Learning platform: iQity e- Learning Platform - villageCA
Education OutsideRegion 4San Francisco415-355-6979 x1566http://www.educationoutside.orgOur mission is to transform public education by bringing learning to life in outdoor classrooms. Education Outside is committed to advancing science in San Francisco public schools, outdoors. We believe that outdoor classrooms, conduits to nature on school grounds, are the epicenters of 21st-century learning, environmental sustainability, and innovation. In collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District, our Corps for Education Outside staff delivers standards-based, outdoor science education to elementary school students.San FranciscoCA
Edventure MoreRegion 4San Francisco415-282-6673http://edventuremore.orgEdventure More?s year-round programs foster curiosity, confidence and kindness in kids and include: School Year Programs ? In Class Programs (K?5th Grade): Invite a science field trip into your classroom! Our Science Presenters lead 1-hour interactive science experiments that correlate with CA State Science Standards right in your class. Make ice cream, build rockets, create pickle batteries, and much more! ? After School Programs (K?8th Grade): Expand your after school enrichment options! Our weekly sessions feature activities designed by the California Academy of Sciences, the Children?s Creativity Museum and NASA. Sessions are 5 to 10 weeks long and can be tailored to fit your school calendar. ? Break Camps: These one day mini-camps are specialized camps that can be held at schools during staff professional development, teacher conference days or other school holidays. Mini-camps feature themed arts & science activities, outdoor recreation and 21st Century Life Skill building games. ? School & Community Events (K?8th Grade): Include a hands-on science or technology booth at your next school event! Our hands-on activities and fun-loving staff add an element of excitement and learning to school breaks, carnivals, science fairs, and more! Summer Programs ? Camp Edmo & Camp EdTech Enrichment Camps: Serving Pre-K?8th graders, our camps engage campers in museum-quality Art, Science, Technology, and Digital Media projects and counter the effects of Summer Learning Loss. Camps are hosted at local elementary schools. ? Camp Scholarship Program: With over $360,000 in camperships awarded to under- privileged Bay Area students since 2004, our Camp Scholarship Program creates access for students who otherwise would not experience the benefits of summer camp.San FranciscoCA
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Effie Yeaw Nature CenterRegion 3Sacramento916-489-4918http://www.sacnaturecenter.netThe American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center are dedicated to bringing awareness of the beauty and diversity of the natural world to children, families, and the community through education initiatives that foster appreciation, enjoyment, and stewardship of the unique natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region. You can find information regarding our educational programs and services on our website:
El Dorado Nature CenterRegion 11Los Angeles562-570-1745 Dorado Nature Center is dedicated to the enhancement of wildlife habitat and the human spirit. Through education, citizen involvement opportunities, habitat restoration, and leisure activities, the Center cultivates among all members of the community a sense of respect, understanding, and stewardship for the natural world.Long BeachCA
Elkhorn Slough ReserveRegion 5Santa Cruz831-728-2822 improve the understanding and stewardship of Elkhorn Slough and its watershed.WatsonvilleCA
Emerald Cove Outdoor Science InstituteRegion 9BOrange949-298-3267http://www.ecosinstitute.comOffering 3, 4 and 5-Day residential outdoor education programs for 5th and 6th graders. Located in the San Bernardino Mountains.San ClementeCA
Environmental Center of San Luis ObispoRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-544-1777http://www.ecoslo.orgECOSLO strives to support and create resilient, healthy, natural systems and lifestyles in San Luis Obispo County. We are committed to a sustainable future while working to improve our quality of life and economic vitality in our communities. Through education, advocacy, and community building, ECOSLO acts to protect the natural environment and environmental health on the Central Coast.San Luis ObispoCA
Environmental Charter SchoolsRegion 11Los Angeles310-214-3400http://www.ecsonline.orgECS?s vision is that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to graduate from college, inspired to discover their own sense of purpose, and empowered to become quality stewards of their communities. ECS?s mission is to create and deliver vibrant, innovative, interdisciplinary learning opportunities using the environment to engage students and connect them to the wider world.Los AngelesCA
Environmental Discovery CenterRegion 1Sonoma707-565-2041http://www.sonomacountyparks.orgEnvironmental Education facility located at Spring Lake Regional Park. We reinforce Next Generation Science Standards through our hands-on, inquiry based curriculums. Students are exposed to science and nature in one of Sonoma County's finest Regional Parks. We also have an agriculturally based facility located at Tolay Regional Park that focuses on the natural and cultural history of the area. Our naturalists will also meet schools at a variety of other local Regional Parks for educational hikes and programs.Santa RosaCA
Environmental Education Coalition of Napa CountyRegion 4Napa Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC) connects members of our community with the local environment. Through a network of local organizations, the coalition provides resources and support to promote sustainable living and to cultivate an appreciation of the natural world.YountvilleCA
Environmental Nature CenterRegion 9BOrange949-645-8489http://www.encenter.orgThe ENC provides quality education through hands-on experience with nature. It inspires all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our community's foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education. Founded in 1972, the ENC's 5 acre outdoor classroom is located in Newport Beach and each year over 21,000 students explore our 15 native plant communities.Newport BeachCA
Environmental VolunteersRegion 4San Mateo650-493-8000http://www.EVols.orgWe inspire a lifelong interest in discovery by children, teachers and families in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Our volunteers lead hands-on natural science education programs in he classroom and the field, and we provide unique learning resources to schools and teachers to help meet state education standards.Palo AltoCA
Escondido Children's MuseumRegion 9ASan Diego760-233-7755http://www.sdcdm.orgSan Diego Children's Discovery Museum's mission is to "inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation." We are a hands-on educational children's museum in North San Diego County, serving children ages 0-10 with interactive exhibits and programs focused on science, world cultures, and art.EscondidoCA
Everyday California858-454-6195 California is built on the foundation of three core values: Safety, Education and Fun. We combine these beliefs with a deep passion of the ocean and have developed our educational field trip system to reflect these values. The goal of our program is to provide an opportunity for local community groups and schools to gain access to the majestic La Jolla Ecological Reserve, while meeting the science standards. We?ve found that many residents of the surrounding San Diego area have lived here for most of their lives and aren?t even aware that this treasure exists in our own backyard. Many do not have the means to experience this wondrous ecosystem. The educational field trip program is offered at cost to any school and local community group as a means to encourage everyone to come out and explore one of the greatest things San Diego has to offer. We carefully created an atmosphere which fosters education in a safe and informative manner that makes learning fun. We also believe that the animals living in the reserve are much happier than those that live in captivity. We like to think of these as Happy Animals. Our interaction with them is the most intimate and real experience one can have with them in San Diego. We aim to make learning safe and fun!La JollaCA
Explore EcologyRegion 8Santa Barbara805-884-0459http://www.exploreecology.orgExplore Ecology delivers a variety of environmental education programs to encourage creative thinking through hands-on science exploration and art discovery. Our work combines environmental awareness and artistic creativity to create a connection between people and their environment. Explore Ecology address how individuals can effect positive environmental change, with a focus on teaching about the connection of environmental issues, stressing the importance of individual choices and actions, promoting problem solving skills through exploration with Reuse materials, and facilitating individual actions through community services learning projects. To schedule lessons contact Mariana Cruz at Mariana@exploreecology.orgSanta BarbaraCA
Exploring New Horizons Outdoor SchoolsRegion 5Santa Cruz831-338-3013http://www.exploringnewhorizons.orgExploring New Horizons's mission is to inspire, empower and transform children?s lives through outdoor environmental education. We strive to motivate young people to be responsible stewards and engaged citizens through exploration of the natural world. Exploring New Horizons incorporated in 1979, provides Northern California K-8 students with outdoor education programs at three unique locations on California coast: Loma Mar, Pigeon Point, and Sempervirens.FeltonCA
Farm Academy LiveRegion 7Kings559-772-5537http://farm-academy.orgFarm Academy Live is a free interactive video conferencing program built to meet the California Common Core Standards K-5. Lessons are presented during a 45-60 minute live video conference. Farm Academy Live provides students with a virtual field trip that allows them the opportunity to experience firsthand agricultural processing methods that they would not be able to experience otherwise. Agricultural experts essentially ?visit? the classroom and engage in immediate dialogue with students. Students are invited to interact with the Farm Academy Teacher, who brings agriculture to life before their very eyes. The hands-on activities offered make the lessons entertaining and enjoyable for all involved. The objectives of Farm Academy Live are to: Provide an effective and simple way for teachers to incorporate agriculture into the classroom. To promote the use of an interesting and relatable topic such as agriculture to meet California Common Core State Standards. To reach students on their playing field through the use of interactive video conferencing technology. To reach many types of students: young and mature, rural and urban To make information accessible and understandable for auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.HanfordCA
Felidae Conservation FundRegion 4Marin415-354-5655 the state of global wild cat ecosystems through a fusion of research, education and online technologies to benefit humanity and drive meaningful change in the natural world.Mill ValleyCA
Fieldguides Inc.Region 4San Mateo650-969-6325http://www.fieldguides.orgFIELDGUIDES INC., founded in 1983, is a small, non-profit outdoor ed organization dedicated to teaching people to enjoy, learn about, and care for the outdoor environment. At Fieldguides Outdoor School we work with schools and youth groups to provide custom science camp and gold rush programs with a standards-based, experiential curriculum. What makes our program special is our family-style camping format.Palo AltoCA
FIT (Forestry Institute for Teachers)StatewideStatewidehttp://www.forestryinstitute.orgThe goal of FIT is to provide K-12 teachers with knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest resource management practices. The program brings together natural resource specialists and teachers from rural and urban settings for one week, working side by side to gain a deeper understanding of forest ecosystems and human use of natural resources.Mokelumne HillCA
Food, What?!Region 5Santa Cruz831-459-5476"Food, What?!" is a youth empowerment and food justice organization using food, through sustainable agriculture and health, as the vehicle for growing strong, healthy, and resilient teens. We partner with low-income and struggling youth to grow, cook, eat, and distribute healthy, sustainably raised food and address food justice issues in our community. Youth from Watsonville to Santa Cruz join the FoodWhat Crew through spring internships, summer jobs and fall project management positions and leading big community events on the farm. We create a safe space where youth engage in leadership development, personal growth, and job training. At FoodWhat, we inspire personal transformation by supporting teens in finding their voices and developing lasting confidence in themselves. FoodWhat is fiscally sponsored by 501(c)(3) Life Lab Science Program.Santa CruzCA
Foothill Horizons Outdoor SchoolRegion 6Tuolumne209-532-6673fhttp://oothillhorizons.comFoothill Horizons Outdoor School inspires connections to nature and one another. We provide an interactive outdoor science experience, a collaborative learning environment and personal growth through individual challenges. Foothill Horizons Outdoor School develops respectful global citizens dedicated to stewardship in their communities and beyond.SonoraCA
Forebay Aquatic CenterRegion 2Butte530-774-7934http://www.forebayaquaticcenter.comWe are located at the North Forebay SRA in Oroville and offer water- and shore-based Outdoor Education activities for all ages. As part of the Lake Oroville State Parks, we are uniquely qualified to provide a program focused on water safety and water craft use, hiking, plant and animal ID, Geocaching, and more!OrovilleCA
Forestry Educators IncorporatedStatewideStatewide530-417-1960 mission of Forestry Educators Incorporated is to carry out fundraising, planning, and execution of the California Forestry Challenge program. The California Forestry Challenge is a four-day competitive event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry topics. Students spend four days in the forest interacting with natural resource professionals. At each event, the students explore and comment upon a current forestry topic specific to the regulation or management of the forest in that location. Participants also undergo rigorous training and instruction in principles and techniques of forestry practices, and are introduced to resource values that include wildlife habitat, watershed benefits, and cultural resources. Camps are located throughout the state.Shingle SpringsCA
Fresno Audubon SocietyRegion 7Fresno559-715-2473http://www.fresnoaudubon.orgEngaging local communities in building a sustainable environment for people, birds, and other wildlife through education, science, and advocacy.FresnoCA
Fresno Chaffee ZooRegion 7Fresno559-498-5920 mission of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo inspires wonder of our natural world, provides an engaging learning environment, and creates a passion for conservation.FresnoCA
Fresno County Farm BureauRegion 7Fresno559-237-0263http://www.fcfb.orgTo lead the agriculture industry and the community in addressing issues that result in long-term economic viability for agriculture and promoting the economic vitality of the region.FresnoCA
Fresno County Office of Education Curricululm and Instruction - ScienceRegion 7Fresno559-265-3057http://stem.fcoe.orgWe provide professional development and district support.FresnoCA
Fresno County Office of Education, Scout IslandRegion 7Fresno559-265-4060http://www.scoutisland.orgScout Island Outdoor Education Center is conveniently located within Fresno City Limits on the San Joaquin River and provides eighty-five acres of invaluable habitat for native wildlife and for riverside vegetation. Scout Island offers teachers and students high-quality multi-grade level environmental education opportunities that expose participants to our many valuable resources of our preserved natural area. Year-round field trips are offered to explore the San Joaquin River Watershed, local geology, flora, fauna, and the cultural history in the riparian corridor of our river.FresnoCA
Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control DistrictRegion 7Fresno559-456-3292http://www.fresnofloodcontrol.orgLearning about storm water ? where it flows, how it becomes polluted, and how to prevent storm water pollution ? is fundamental to understanding our local water resources. The District offers many different water quality education resources to area schools. These include: ?In-class resources such as activity books, a clean stormwater DVD, and maps ?Classroom and assembly presentations ?Clean Stormwater mini grants The District has created age appropriate materials, which complement a staff-lead presentation. The presentation focuses on our watershed, local water resource and pollution prevention. The information presented corresponds to the Science Framework for California Public Schools for Earth Science Standards 3.a, 3.b., 3.c., 3.d., 3.e., 5.a., & 5.b., Physical Science 1.a., 1.b. & 1.g. and Life Science 2.e., 2.f. & 2.g.FresnoCA
Fresno Mosquito & Vector Control DistrictRegion 7Fresno559-268-6565http://www.fresnomosquito.orgThe Fresno Mosquito & Vector Control District is a California government public health service agency formed under the authority of the California State Health and Safety Code. The Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District is a property-tax supported special district created in 1942 to control mosquitoes in a part of the City of Fresno and in Fresno County. The District also includes the City of Kerman, the communities of Biola, Calwa, Malaga and Easton. The mission of the District is to suppress populations of mosquitoes and other vectors of human disease-carrying potential, and reducing annoyance levels below generally acceptable thresholds.FresnoCA
Friends of Ballona WetlandsRegion 11Los Angeles310-306-5994 of Ballona Wetlands? mission is to champion the restoration and protection of the Ballona Wetlands, involving and educating the public as advocates and stewards.Playa Del ReyCA
Friends of EdgewoodRegion 4San Mateo650-368-6283http://friendsofedgewood.orgThe Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserve exists to protect and celebrate Edgewood as a unique treasure by promoting exemplary stewardship, and by reaching out with informative public programs.Redwood CityCA
Friends of Nelder Grove, inc.Region 7Madera559-760-9108http://Neldergrove.orgWe are a non-profit comprised of citizens dedicated to better understanding the cultural and natural history of Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias leading to its interpretation and active management for the mutual benefits of sustaining Nelder Grove's natural resources and it's use and enjoyment by the visiting public.OakhurstCA
Friends of the Arcata MarshRegion 1Humboldt707-826-2359http://ArcataMarshFriends.orgThe purpose of Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) is to stimulate understanding of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, its relationship with Arcata?s integrated wastewater treatment system, the surrounding watersheds and bay, and their link with the Earth?s water cycle.ArcataCA
Friends of the DunesRegion 1Humboldt707-444-1397http://www.friendsofthedunes.orgFriends of the Dunes is dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments through community supported education and stewardship programs.ArcataCA
Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch PreserveRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-927-2856http://www.ffrpcambria.orgFriends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve?s mission is to protect and maintain the Ranch in a natural state compatible with passive recreation, excepting the designated area on the eastern portion that will allow active recreation. FFRP is committed to the on-going restoration and protection of the habitat, and natural and cultural features of the ranch while maintaining its historic public access.CambriaCA
Friends of the Island FoxRegion 8Ventura805 228-4123http://www.islandfox.orgFriends of the Island Fox is a program of the Channel Islands Park Foundation, and a joint effort of conservation professionals and concerned private citizens. We strive to create public awareness about the endangered island fox and the California Channel Islands and to raise funds to support education, research and conservation measures to ensure the island fox's survival.VenturaCA
Friends of the Los Angeles RiverRegion 11Los Angeles323-223-0585http://www.folar.orgFriends of the Los Angeles River is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.Los AngelesCA
Friends of the Petaluma RiverRegion 1Sonoma707-763-7756http://www.friendsofthepetalumariver.orgThe mission of Friends of the Petaluma River is to celebrate the Petaluma Watershed through education and stewardship; because every great River needs a true Friend. In 2005 Friends of the Petaluma River was formed to connect our community with the wonders of the Petaluma Watershed. While much of our work is focused on conservation and education surrounding this sensitive habitat, we also believe that celebration plays a large role in our mission. Through events at the River Heritage Center, family programming around the Watershed and access opportunities for the public we bring our Watershed to life.PetalumaCA
Friends of the Sea OtterRegion 5Monterey831-915-3275http://www.seaotters.orgFriends of the Sea Otter is committed to and advocates for the conservation of sea otters and the preservation of their habitat through education, research, and policy decisions that will ensure the long-term survival of this species.CarmelCA
Gage's Fly Fishing and Eco ToursRegion 2Butte530-990-3990's provides Ecological Tours and Guided Fly Fishing excursions that educate river goers on local wildlife, ecology and responsible habits while fostering an appreciation for the outdoors. We look to educate our youth and get them excited about being outside! Kids have the power to appreciate, protect and preserve the river and the resources it provides.ChicoCA
Gaia Graphics and AssociatesRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-544-9676http://gaiagraphics.comGaia Graphics is committed to environmental education based on the love of nature and appreciation for its gifts. From coloring books, activity guides, interpretive panels, maps and brochures to material support for dozens of environmental organizations, Gaia Graphics is there to help you reach and teach.San Luis ObispoCA
Gardens to Grow InRegion 6Calaveras209-418-9044 mission of Gardens to Grow In is to promote and support healthy and sustainable lifestyles, youth development, community involvement and self-reliance in schools and communities by teaching children and adults how to grow and prepare healthy food. We envision a community where schools are the model for healthy and sustainable living. We partner with Mother Lode region schools, and other organizations, to support school garden development and maintenance, garden-based nutrition education and the promotion of Farm to School programs.Valley SpringsCA
Gateway Mountain CenterRegion 3Placer530-426-2110http://www.sierraexperience.orgOUR MISSION: To provide spirited, adventurous and transformative explorations of the natural world. To prepare tomorrow?s citizens and leaders for envisioning and creating roles in our emerging green society. To highlight sustainability in oneself, our relationships, and with the earth?s ecosystems. To foster systems thinking, intuition, wonder, inquiry, respect, health and confidence Our core programs take place on spectacular Donner Summit, at the top of the Yuba and American River Watersheds -- 7,100 feet elevation in the High Sierra. We are based at the Sierra Club?s historic Clair Tappaan Lodge. CURRICULUM: * Serving 5th to 12th grade students. * Shaped by California State Framework Standards. * FOREST ECOLOGY * WETLAND STUDIES * HYDROLOGY * GEOLOGY * HUMAN HISTORY * RESTORATION * MOUNTAIN ADVENTURESoda SpringsCA
Gateway Science MuseumRegion 2Butte530-898-4121http://www.gatewayscience.orgThe mission of the Gateway Science Museum is to inspire the exploration of science and natural history in our region and beyond. CHICO. BUTTE COUNTY.ChicoCA
Gateways East Bay STEM NetworkRegion 4Alameda510-885-7319http://www.eastbaystem.netGateways East Bay STEM Network is a leadership hub for regional stakeholders working together to improve educational outcomes in STEM across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.HaywardCA
Get Inspired, IncRegion 9BOrange714-206-5147http://www.getinspiredinc.orgTo Inspire Stewardship for the natural world through the discovery of science and the arts.Garden GroveCA
Grades of GreenRegion 11Los Angeles310-607-0175 inspire and empower students and the greater school community to care for the environment.Manhattan BeachCA
Grassland Environmental Education Center (GEECe)Region 6Merced209-704-4772http://www.gwdwater.orgGEECe is a no-fee fieldtrip site for the Central Valley's K-12, charter, homeschool and university students. GEECe is located on the CDFW Los Banos Wildlife Area, as part of the largest and last remaining wetlands in California. A visit to GEECe is a six hour exploration of this native ecosystem, complete with waders and a walk through the ponds. Indoor activities are based on grade-level Common Core and NGSS. Students and chaperones rotate through 5 activity tables completing their informal workbooks incorporating science, math, language arts and social studies to gain a better understanding of the valley's natural resources and native wildlife. The guided outdoor tour of the pond area allows students the opportunity to explore and investigate the grassland and wetland habitats.Los BanosCA
Greater Farallones Marine Sanctuary AssociationRegion 4San Francisco415-561-6622 protect the wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world, an area of 3,295 square miles off the northern and central California coast. The waters within Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary are a nationally significant marine ecosystem, and support an abundance of life, including many threatened and endangered species.San FranciscoCA
Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control DistrictRegion 11Los Angeles562-944-9656 public health from mosquito and other vector-transmitted disease utilizing sustainable integrated vector management practices which includes vector and disease surveillance, source management and vector control, and education and outreach.Santa Fe SpringsCA
Green 360StatewideStatewide510-520-4658http://green360careers.netGreen 360 connects students and green workers with solutions to environmental sustainability challenges and career opportunities. The program inspires bright creative high school and college students to become part of the change making solutions.San FranciscoCA
Green Earth Magic Show-Gems, Inc.StatewideStatewide702 339-0607http://www.greenmagician.comTo educate students in a unique and captivating way the importance or our planet. The program utilizes fun visual magic smoothly intertwined with green tips including the 3 R's, water and energy conservation and much more. Programs/Shows are also customized for the event regarding age and content desired for specific focus areas. Program travels to all areas for schools, and any green event looking for that something special and fun! Mailing address is out of state, lives in the SouthwestJanesvilleCA
Green Living ProjectStatewideStatewidehttp://www.glpfilms.comGreen Living Project?/ GLP Films? is a leading film production and education company documenting cutting-edge global sustainability-related initiatives, highlighting efforts in wildlife conservation, environmental education, food and community development, and promoting those efforts across North America and beyond. Using multimedia production and distribution channels, GLP captures environmentally focused initiatives and best practices and then shares the educational films and resources with schools, teachers, and other outlets. Since 2007, GLP has produced over 80 short films across 20 countries in North America, Central and South America, Africa and Asia. Key partners include African Wildlife Foundation, Earthwatch, Rainforest Alliance, International Rescue Committee, North Carolina Zoo, Eco-Schools USA, and NAAEE. GLP is a privately held company based outside of Los Angeles. For more information visit Follow GLP on Facebook at, and NuysCA
Green Meadows Outdoor School Merced County Office of Ed.Region 6Merced559-642-0122 EducationFish CampCA
Green Technology IncStatewideStatewide626-577-5700 21st century has been called the "century of the environment." Governments -and individual citizens - can no longer assume that social challenges such as pollution, dwindling natural resources and climate change can be set aside for future generations. Through policy, research, education, incentives and forward-looking relationships with industry, government can play a central role in building a green future, community by community. The prospects for success have never been greater. A dawning era of creativity and innovation in "green technology" (also known as "clean technology") is bringing the promise of a healthier planet - as well as the prospect of growing businesses that can sustain its health. The excitement building around this sector is reminiscent of the early years of the information technology revolution. Green Technology is a non-profit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability, providing a forum in which government officials can communicate with those in the private sector who are developing and distributing green technologies. With headquarters in California, Green Technology is ideally situated to stay on the leading edge. California, with the world's eighth-largest economy, is setting the standard for state support for green technologies. With mandates for green building, renewable energy and "environmentally preferable" purchasing, California has made an unequalled commitment to a green future.PasadenaCA
GreenpeaceStatewideStatewide800-722-6995 is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.San FranciscoCA
Groundwork San DiegoRegion 9ASan Diego619-543-0430http://groundworksandiego.orgGroundwork San Diego - Chollas Creek is a non-profit environmental organization committed to revitalizing the Chollas Creek Watershed and its communities. We seek to improve and strengthen the: - Natural Environment by bridging the science, engineering, and service behind restoration ecologists, horticulturists, landscape architects, and local community members. - Local Community by creating creekside parks and trails; improving canyons and streams; and engaging the next generation of environmental and cultural stewards - Local Economy by developing community-based partnerships with businesses, organizations, and individuals who promote local environmental and socio-economic well-beingsan diegoCA
Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes CenterRegion 8Santa Barbara805-343-2455http://www.dunescenter.orgThe Dunes Center promotes the conservation and restoration of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes ecosystem through education, research, and the support of cooperative stewardship. We over programs for all ages focusing on the Central Coast flora and fauna.GuadalupeCA
Guadalupe River Park ConservancyRegion 5Santa Clara408-298-7657http://www.grpg.orgThe Guadalupe River Park Conservancy provides community leadership for the development and active use of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens through education, advocacy and stewardship. Past efforts by the Conservancy contributed to collaboration among government agencies and community interest groups seeking to solve problems related to the Guadalupe River flood control project. The Conservancy is continually involved in completing the master plans for both the park and gardens, creating educational programs, promoting awareness of the Park & Gardens, and developing membership and volunteer opportunities to increase public support and involvement.San JoseCA
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes CenterRegion 8Santa Barbara805-343-2455 the conservation of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes ecosystem through education, research and the support of cooperative stewardship.GuadalupeCA
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine SanctuaryRegion 4San Francisco415-561-6622 x232 event is part of Sanctuary Explorations series which provides monthly opportunities for you to connect with and experience your national marine sanctuaries. Join us for our upcoming programs!San FranciscoCA
Happy Hollow Park & ZooRegion 5Santa Clara408-794-6420 Hollow Park & Zoo exists to provide an affordable, sustainable, conservation-centered outdoor adventure for families and children. Through hands-on, interactive education experiences, the Education Department strives to inspire an appreciation of and concern for animals in people of all ages.San JoseCA
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive CenterRegion 4Alameda510-670-7270 on stilts above a salt marsh, the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is your introduction to the ecology of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary. The Interpretive Center features exhibits, programs and activities designed to inspire a sense of appreciation, respect and stewardship for the Bay, its inhabitants and the services they provide. To further this mission, we provide hands-on experiential field trips for K-12 students that introduce them to all levels of the salt marsh ecosystem, from the tiny planktonic nematodes to the hundreds of birds that forage in our marsh.HaywardCA
Headwaters Forest Reserve Bureau of Land ManagementRegion 1Humboldt707-825-2300 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America?s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.ArcataCA
Headwaters Science InstituteRegion 3Placerhttp://www.headwatersscienceinstitute.orgTo empower students to discover their potential for critical thinking and inquiry-based learning in an outdoor setting, while facilitating environmentally-minded inquiry.Soda SpringsCA
Heal the Bay / Santa Monica Pier AquariumRegion 11Los Angeles310-451-1500 the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission.Santa MonicaCA
HeatherandersonartRegion 7Fresno559-681-6305 students as well as adults to see, become aware of an environment in order to create art about that experience.FresnoCA
Hippo WorksStatewideStatewidehttp://hippoworks.comWe stand for the Earth through cartoons, educational materials, natural products, and eco-action. Our goal is to spread a celebration of nature and to help inspire a healthy, sustainable world. With each purchase you make, Hippo Works also saves 1000 square feet of jungle.VeniceCA
Hostelling International USAStatewideStatewidehttp://www.hosteladventures.orgOur Mission: To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. Our Vision: Hostellers become caring global citizens who are catalysts for intercultural exchange and understanding and stewards of the earth.San FranciscoCA
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife RefugeRegion 1Humboldt707-733-5406 Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.LoletaCA
Humboldt County Office of Education: Redwood EdVenturesRegion 1Humboldt707-445-7179 link to everything fun and fascinating ? for children, youth and the young at heart ? related to the California Coastal Redwoods.EurekaCA
Humboldt State Natural History MuseumRegion 1Humboldt707-826-4479 mission of the museum, through its collections, exhibits, and programs, is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world. By exploring the museum, we hope visitors are inspired to get out and explore other magical places in northwest California. We also hope to provide a learning laboratory for Humboldt State University students.ArcataCA
Humboldt State University Marine LaboratoryRegion 1Humboldt707-826-3671 outreach for marine sciencesTrinidadCA
Indigenous Earth Relations AllianceRegion 2Buttehttp://indigenousera.comThe Indigenous Earth Relations Alliance is a collaboration between Chico State students, supportive faculty, local tribal members, and community volunteers who are working together to form and strengthen relationships between the university, tribal nations and the greater Chico community. This event is mainly funded by a grant from the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee through the Associated Students at CSUC and from outside donations and volunteerism. It is a grassroots effort that is driven by both a desire and need to hear from indigenous communities on issues of land management and sustainability on the occupied lands of what is now known as Chico State University.ChicoCA
Inland Empire Resource Conservation DistrictRegion 10San Bernardino909-799-7407http://www.iercd.orgThe Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD) strives to promote the good stewardship of our Natural Resources through the cooperation of local landowners, state, federal and local government agencies, the agricultural community and environmental and community groups. IERCD promotes the understanding that the quality of the environment determines the quality of life by educating the district's youth about the importance of conservation and by conducting on the ground projects that demonstrate the benefits of conservation within the district boundaries. The IERCD offers free environmental education programs to teachers and community groups within our district boundaries. All of the education programs are designed to cover state standards and engage students with an interactive program.RedlandsCA
Inside the OutdoorsRegion 9BOrange714-708-3885http://www.insidetheoutdoors.orgInside the Outdoors is a unique and hands-on environmental education program administered by the Orange County Department of Education. Our mission is to empower students, teachers, parents, and the community to explore natural areas and expand their knowledge. The curriculum created for Inside the Outdoors programs is aligned with California Science and Social Science standards and allows students to interact with these concepts in a real world setting. Inside the Outdoors has been a leader in hands-on science and social science programs since 1974.Costa MesaCA
International School-to-School PartnershipsStatewideStatewide831-624-1091http://www.isspweb.orgMission: L??inking schools globally for cross-cultural learning through project collaboration between students and teachers to prepare students for the international marketplace. Vision: ?? Creation of a global classroom, one school at a time. Bringing together international schools, teachers and students through educational exchange opportunities, to drive social, economic and environmental change.CarmelCA
Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education CenterRegion 9BOrange714-923-3191 Orange County students with high quality outdoor education focused on the earth, life and physical sciences. All programs emphasize connections to nature, sustainability and community.OrangeCA
Janice Kelley-TeachingArtist/Naturalist/StorytellerRegion 3Sacramento916-965-5246Janice Kelley is passionate about sharing the wonders of the natural world with youth and families and encourages them to explore their world through art, storytelling and place-based inquiry. She blends art with the study of science and history to engage critical thinking, creativity, communications and collaboration. As an accomplished writer and educator, Janice works with primary grade students as an artist-in-residence. She has developed comprehensive field trip curriculum guides for the National Park Service in addition to guides that complement her own environmental education programs. Janice currently writes the ?Watershed Reflections? column for Perspectives, published quarterly by the Placer County Arts Council. She has also written more than 100 historical narratives describing Sierra Nevada destinations that define the character of the landscape and culture for, coordinated the award-winning LEAF Steward urban forestry education program presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and co-directed the launch of the ?If This House Could Talk? community story project. Janice received a member award in 2011 from the National Storytelling Network to support ?House Talk.? She completed her Masters Degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Spring 2013 from California State University Sacramento, and received the department?s Award of Merit.Fair OaksCA
John Muir National Historic SiteRegion 4Contra Costa925-228-8860 to its founding legislation, the park serves as a public national memorial in recognition of Muir?s legacy as a conservationist and a crusader for national parks and reservations.MartinezCA
Joshua Tree National ParkRegion 10San Bernardino760-367-5500 mission of Joshua Tree National Park is to protect and interpret the natural ecosystems and cultural resources of Southern California's Mojave and Colorado deserts and to provide current and future generations appropriate opportunities to explore and understand park resources and values.Twentynine PalmsCA
Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature CenterRegion 1Mendocino707-964-1825http://www.jughandlecreekfarm.orgJug Handle's mission is to teach environmental stewardship values about coastal land and water resources to people of all ages and to provide a model for sustainable lifestyle. We are an overnight visitor center with 7 bedroom farmhouse, 3 cabins and campground. On site we have a native plant nursery for restoration/education projects , a nature study library and a science equipment lending library. We are located across from the ocean on Highway One, halfway between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, in Caspar, California.CasparCA
Kern County 4-HRegion 8Kern661-868-6200 University of California 4-H Youth Development Program provides a wide variety of enrichment activities with the ultimate goal of giving youth the skills they need to thrive and succeed throughout their lives. The focus of all 4-H programs is positive youth development through activities in science literacy, healthy living, and citizenship. All 4-H programs are accessible and open to all youth.BakersfieldCA
Kern County Water Agency's Improvement District No. 4Region 8Kern661-634-1400 Water Education Program implemented by Improvement District No. 4 educates local students about Kern County's (local and state) water supplies and the importance of water and its conservation.BakersfieldCA
Kern Environmental Education ProgramRegion 8Kern661-636-4639http://www.campkeep.orgThe Kern Environmental Education Program (known as "Camp KEEP") provides week-long residential outdoor science programs for 5th & 6th grade students. Guided by current California State Science Standards, KEEP uses experiential field-based activities as the basis for their outdoor science curriculum. Experienced naturalists use hands-on activities to teach science in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. KEEP brings classroom science to life by using the natural environment as a living laboratory to teach ecological concepts. In addition to science studies, students develop personal responsibility as gain respect for others as a result of participating in a shared living experience with fellow students. At the end of the week, students return home with an increased awareness of themselves, and a stronger understanding and appreciate of the natural world and their place in it.Los OsosCA
Kids and CreeksRegion 2Butte To improve science education, foster stewardship, and improve watershed health. Description: Kids and Creeks actively works in the Butte County region to enhance K-12 science education, foster stewardship, and improve watershed health. Our current projects serve to connect students to their local creeks through classroom education efforts and field-based hands on activities and restoration efforts. During field trips to local parks and nature reserves we fill an educational void while connecting young citizens to their local environment and instilling a sense of stewardship through community involvement. Kids and Creeks provides standards-based experiential learning opportunities that would not otherwise be available to local students. Kids and Creeks participants have restored and maintained the health of over 200,000 square feet of riparian habitat along Big and Little Chico Creeks, hosted field trips for over 10,000 students from 25 different schools in out region, given thousands of volunteers the opportunity to provide over 11,000 hours in community service, educated 800 community members in watershed sciences and stewardship, and won the prestigious CA EPA Governor?s Award. CHICO. BUTTE COUNTY.ChicoCA
Kids GardeningStatewideStatewide802-660-4604 create opportunities for kids to learn though gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder by providing inspiration, community know-how and resources.BurlingtonCA
King Harbor Boating FoundationRegion 11Los Angeles310-684-3577 Harbor Boating Foundation's Waterfront Education (WE) is an active and engaging form of education, outside the traditional classroom, which fosters discovery learning and interaction with our natural environment. Waterfront Education supports the intentions of the Next Generation Science Standards, Adventure Education, Social and Emotional Learning and the Habits of Mind principles. WE activities combine the marine environment, boats and stand up paddle boards with STE(A)M and Language Arts activities to maximize learning outcomes. Participants experience on and off the water opportunities designed to engage the mind and include physical exercise. WE programs are brought to you in partnership by Waterfront Education with local watercraft instructors and marine life educators. WE programs promote collaboration, service learning, personal growth, EQ, problem solving, inquiry-based exploration, and fun with peers in small groups. Activities are designed with curriculum guidelines and also allow for organic learning opportunities that are motivated by participants? emerging curiosities.Torrance,CA
King Range National Conservation Area (Bureau of Land Management)Region 1Humboldt707-986-5400 King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) covers 68,000 acres and extends along 35 miles of coastline between the mouth of the Mattole River and Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. In October 2006, two-thirds of the King Range NCA was designated as wilderness. We seek to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America?s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.WhitethornCA
La Ballona Creek Renaissance Program aka Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR)Region 11Los Angeleshttp://www.ballonacreek.orgBallona Creek Renaissance (BCR), an all-volunteer Culver City-based organization, works to renew Ballona Creek and its watershed. BCR collaborates with stake holders to connect community and creek through cleaning, greening, teaching, the arts and more. BCR conducts frequent creek cleanups at the Centinela Avenue bike path entrance where the inland water and incoming tide meet, a special place for fish, birds and plants. Volunteers of all ages include school groups, businesses and other organizations. BCR also hosts an annual creek cleanup at Overland Avenue. BCR offers volunteer habitat restoration opportunities along the creek and in the adjoining Baldwin Hills. These involve planting natives and removing invasive plants. BCR artists, community members and students also created three colorful murals along the creek bike path. With two of the murals recently restored, artist-led volunteer restoration of the ?Rivers of the World? mural at Duquesne Avenue is next. In all this, BCR provides education to help people understand the ?how? and the ?why? of watershed health. Other BCR tools to engage and educate include online and print media, event booths, public speaking, classroom visits, bike rides and field trips. ?BCR?s two-fold mission is to (1) facilitate and promote appropriate art, environmental, educational and recreational projects and opportunities along Ballona Creek and within its watershed; and (2) seek the long-range rehabilitation and transformation of the creek and its watershed in ways that improve our physical and social environment and foster community awareness, spirit, participation and ownership.?Culver CityCA
Laguna De Santa Rosa FoundationRegion 1Sonoma707-527-9277 preserve and restore the Laguna de Santa Rosa and to educate the public about this Wetland of International ImportanceSanta RosaCA
LandPathsRegion 1Sonoma707-544-7284http://landpaths.orgLandPaths mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County.Santa RosaCA
Lassen Volcanic National ParkStatewideStatewide530-595-4480 shared mission is to conserve, preserve, and protect Lassen Volcanic National Park including its geological, biological, and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of present and future generations. MINERAL. SHASTA, LASSEN, PLUMAS and TEHAMA COUNTIES.MineralCA
LAUSD-Outdoor/Envir. EdRegion 11Los Angeles213-241-7900http://outdooreducation.orgProvide overnight environmental education programs and day field study options at no cost to LAUSD students and teachersLos AngelesCA
Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)Region 4Alameda510-642-5132 inspire and foster learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science. What We Do We investigate, create, and evaluate educational materials and methods, professional development programs, and hands-on learning experiences for our science center, schools, communities, and homes. We develop programs that engage across the learning continuum ? from simple curiosity to deep understanding. And our programs are proven effective in any environment ? from informal to afterschool to formal K?12 classrooms. Increasing Opportunities to Learn Since the Hall opened to the public in 1968, learning by doing has been core to all of our programs. We emphasize science inquiry as well as science content. We know that children learn more effectively and develop stronger interests in science and math if they engage with the subject through hands-on investigations. To address the challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education today, we?ve created a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out of school.BerkeleyCA
Leadership Institute for Ecology and the EconomyRegion 1Sonoma707-578-9133http://www.ecoleader.orgOur Vision: A world that is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and economically prosperous. Our Mission: The Leadership Institute inspires, educates, and connects leaders to create sustainable communities. The Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy was founded to educate leaders to create public policy that is environmentally friendly and socially equitable for a healthy economy and a sustainable community (3 E's). Since 2000, we have graduated over 450 community leaders from our founding program, Leadership for a Sustainable Future (LSF). In 2015, the Sustainable Ambassadors certification and Speaker Series programs launched, respectively, providing training to workers in the hospitality and tourism industry, building a sense of community around sustainability and offering continued education to graduates. In 2016, the Institute will be launching a 2-part youth education program in collaboration with the Santa Rosa Junior College and teachers from area high schools.Santa RosaCA
Learning With NatureStatewideStatewidehttp://www.LearningWithNature.orgThrough the fascinating and hopeful world of technological innovation inspired by Nature (biomimicry, or bio-inspiration), our award winning STEM curricula and professional development helps teachers foster students? academic advancement, love of learning, and aspirations to improve the world.CORALVILLECA
Life LabRegion 5Santa Cruz831-459-2001http://www.lifelab.orgLife Lab teaches people to care for themselves, each other, and the world through farm- and garden-based programs.Santa CruzCA
LiMPETS- Long-term Monitoring and Experiential Training for StudentsStatewideStatewidehttp://www.limpets.orgLiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. This hands-on program was developed to monitor the ocean and coastal ecosystems of California?s National Marine Sanctuaries to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas. Two distinct monitoring programs make up the core of the LiMPETS network: the Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program and the Sandy Beach Monitoring Program. Both programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the scientific process firsthand. Through research-based monitoring and standardized protocols, students develop their problem solving skills, gain experience using tools and methods employed by field scientists, and learn to analyze data. The online data entry system on the LiMPETS website allows our participants to archive their data electronically and to view and analyze their results over time. The LiMPETS network provides authentic, hands-on coastal monitoring experiences that empower teachers, students and the community to conduct real science and serve as ocean stewards.Pacific GroveCA
Lindsay Wildlife MuseumRegion 4Contra Costa925-935-1978http://www.wildlife-museum.orgLindsay Wildlife Museum connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center where wild live animals are just inches away from visitors. The museum includes the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S. Educational programs engages the community to learn about the world.Walnut CreekCA
Live Earth Farm Discovery ProgramRegion 5Santa Cruz831-763-2448 healthy relationships through food, farming and nature. Our programs are located on Live Earth Farm, a 150 acre diversified, organic, family farm overlooking the Pajaro Valley in Santa Cruz County, California.WatsonvilleCA
Local Point of View Nature ToursRegion 9ASan Diego619-537-9286http://localpointofview.comLocal Point of View Nature Tours connects communities to nature through education, recreation, and stewardship activities. We offer a network of experienced naturalists who specialize in working with youth in the outdoors. In addition to nature excursions, we also offer guides-for-hire, nature workshops, training and consulting.San DiegoCA
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Environmental ResourcesRegion 11Los Angeles626-458-3517 County of Los Angeles and the Department of Public Works are dedicated to helping our environment. The site lists some of the County's programs that encourage recycling and waste reduction,promote pollution prevention, reduce the waste going to landfills,minimize the pollution of local waterways, and help keep our neighborhoods clean and healthy.AlhambraCA
Los Angeles County Office of EducationRegion 11Los Angeles562-922-6896 provide curriculum and instructional services, including career-technical education, on a regionalized and custom basis to support districts and schools, teachers and administrators, preschoolers and K-12 students. Our experienced consultants, coordinators and directors provide leadership, support, technical assistance and professional development to improve learning and achievement. We offer expertise in many core and elective subject areas, including History/Social Science, Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, School Health and Physical Education Programs, Science and Visual & Performing Arts.DowneyCA
Los Angeles Learning Center at HyperionRegion 11Los Angeles310-648-5363 created the Environmental Learning Center to teach children and adults about sustainable water and solid resources management in Los Angeles. The Center was developed as an engaging, interactive learning environment that not only explains sustainable principles for everyday life, but also demonstrates these principles. As visitors look around, they will see water and solid materials recycling on-site, conservation practiced continuously, environment-friendly building materials and a green roof, and many more examples of sustainable principles in action. Visitors to the Environmental Learning Center will gain a greater understanding of the City?s work to protect public health and the environment. Through interactive exhibits, our visitors will learn the essential role of every individual for the future of clean water treatment and conservation, watershed protection and the management of our solid resources. The Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center is an amazing FREE resource for environmental education. We hope that after visiting, thousands of Angelenos of all ages will be inspired to adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives, thus becoming much needed -- and much more effective -- stewards of the environment.PLaya Del ReyCA
Los Angeles Maritime InstituteRegion 11Los Angeles310-833-6055 Los Angeles Maritime Institute serves to empower youth to discover their greater potential through extraordinary at-sea experiences. Founded in 1992, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing character building, educational, sail training adventures for youth. Our award-winning TopSail Youth Program is offered year-round, free of charge to students from Title I schools and youth organizations serving low-income populations throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Youth are provided with "real world" opportunities where they can apply academic learning in meaningful and relevant ways. They raise and trim sails; stand lookout in the bow of a rolling ship; take the helm and steer the course they?ve set; and even climb the rigging to furl sails standing only on footropes. Youth develop leadership and team building skills, which include personal values such as respect, patience, self-discipline, integrity and tenacity while being encouraged to explore and gain an understanding of the ocean and marine environments. Since our founding, we have served more than 55,000 at-risk youth in underserved communities throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.San PedroCA
Los Angeles WaterkeeperRegion 11Los Angeles310-394-6162 mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. Our Litigation, Advocacy, Marine, and Water Quality teams conduct interconnected projects that serve this mission. Los Angeles Waterkeeper is an Organization of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world?s fastest growing environmental movement. Along with 200 other Waterkeeper Organizations, our movement works for swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways worldwide.Santa MonicaCA
Los Angeles Wilderness TrainingRegion 11Los Angeles626-375-4334http://www.lawildernesstraining.orgMission: To create opportunities for urban youth to experience wilderness first-hand by training and equipping their adult leaders. Los Angeles Wilderness Training (LAWT) exists as a vital, comprehensive and ongoing source of support to agencies that lead youth wilderness trips. Once exposed to wilderness, urban youth have a broadened sense of themselves, each other, and the world around them. We have a vision to broaden the minds of youth by providing greater access to the outdoors. LAWT trains adults who work with youth to lead camping and backpacking trips, and we have a comprehensive Gear Library from which alumni can borrow from for FREE to outfit their trips with tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, clothes, boots, cooking gear, etc.Los AngelesCA
Los Padres Forest Association Big Sur ChapterRegion 5Monterey831-667-2315 educate both youth and adults on many different subjectsBig SurCA
Los Padres Forest Association Ojai ChapterRegion 8Ventura805-640-9060 educate both youth and adults on many different subjectsOjaiCA
Los Serenos de Point VicenteRegion 11Los Angeles310-377-5370http://www.losserenos.orgLos Serenos de Point Vicente, Inc. is a volunteer organization that assists and supports the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' objectives for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, its parks, and trails with regard to the natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Los Serenos will provide interpretive and educational services to the community and public by means of docent-led tours, special events, workshops, and classes.Rancho Palos VerdesCA
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature CenterRegion 11Los Angeles310-782-3989 Friends of Madrona Marsh (FOMM) is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization with the mission of creating, sponsoring and conducting activities to promote and support the preservation, restoration, education and aesthetics of the Madrona Marsh Preserve.TorranceCA
Margarita Adventures LLC.Region 8San Luis Obispo805-438-3120 Wild with Margarita Adventures' mission is to: -Offer a uniquely thrilling perspective on a true California landmark?the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. -Promote awe and appreciation for our natural surroundings, taking inspiration from the Native Americans and indigenous peoples who inhabited the terrain of Santa Margarita Ranch for thousands of years. -Introduce guests to Santa Margarita Ranch as one of the California coastline?s most significant historical and geological experiences. -Showcase how native ecosystems can be nurtured and even restored within a working ranch and vineyard environment. -Honor the tradition of early California rancho hospitality with a healthy sense of adventure and accomplishment.Santa MargaritaCA
Marine Science InstituteRegion 4San Mateo650-364-2760http://www.sfbaymsi.orgThe Institute's mission is to cultivate a responsibility for the natural environment and our human communities through interdisciplinary science education. We achieve this goal through innovative marine science education programs that: ~Place students of all ages in direct contact with the natural environment; Emphasize the interdependence of all living things, their connection to the physical environment, and the special responsibilities of humans to the environment; ~Facilitate active learning through the use of observation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a cooperative setting, and ~Instill confidence, encourage involvement, and inspire accomplishment by providing positive role models.Redwood CityCA
Mary Vagle Nature CenterRegion 10San Bernardino909-349-6994http://nature.fontana.orgThe Urban Ecology Program seeks to heighten awareness, deepen understanding, and increase appreciation for living in and caring for our natural world.FontanaCA
Master Gardener Association of San Diego CountyRegion 9ASan Diego858-822-6910 Master Gardener Association of San Diego County offers volunteer consultants to assist teachers, garden coordinators and after-school programs with creating and maintaining school gardens and nature habitats on schoolyards. The consultants are trained and certified by the UC Cooperative Extension, have been fingerprinted, and had TB tests. Consultants are matched with requests from school in their geographic region for an ongoing partnership. They provide advice, resources fro curriculum and garden needs, networking, donated seeds and occasionally plants, and will provide UC researched answers to garden and habitat questions.San DiegoCA
Master Gardener Volunteer Program, University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles CountyRegion 11Los Angeles626-586-1986 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program (formerly Common Ground Garden Program) helps Los Angeles County residents to garden more sustainably. By training community volunteers, we empower neighborhoods to create their own solutions.AlhambraCA
Mattole Restoration CouncilRegion 1Humboldt707-629-3514http://www.mattole.orgThe objectives and purpose of the Mattole Restoration Council are the restoration of natural systems in the Mattole River Watershed and their maintenance at sustainable levels of health and productivity, especially in regards to forests, fisheries, soil, and other plant and animal communities. The goals and mission of our Mattole Youth Environmental Stewards Project is to inspire and motivate the next generation of Mattole youth environmental stewards through placed based ecological learning and hands on restoration experience.PetroliaCA
Me to WeStatewideStatewide520-287-2408http://metowe.comTo serve the Me to We message by providing an open space to learn and dialogue about pressing social and environmental issues, as well as to empower people of all ages to make practical and powerful changes both globally and locally.PatagoniaCA
MEarthRegion 5Monterey831-624-1032http://www.mearthcarmel.orgMEarth is an environmental education nonprofit with roots in Carmel Valley, California, that is growing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, collaboration, partnerships and community action. We educate and inspire through environmental stewardship.CarmelCA
Mendocino Woodlands Camp AssociationRegion 1Mendocino707-937-5755http://www.mendocinowoodlands.orgMendocino Outdoor Science School is located on the beautiful North Coast?rich in California History?Mendocino Woodlands is a State Park as well a National Historic Landmark. Students stay in cabins hand-built by the Civil Conservation Corp in the 1930?s.The students are led by knowledgeable and caring Naturalists in small learning groups of 10. Students explore the redwood and stream communities, as well as work together on the challenge course. The 5-day program includes hands-on science, lodging, and healthy, family-friendly meals.MendocinoCA
Metropolitan Water District of Southern CaliforniaRegion 11Los Angeles213-217-6000 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan currently delivers an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area.Los AngelesCA
Meyers Water Bank & Wildlife ProjectRegion 7Fresno559-694-1562http://meyersproject.orgTo provide an educational experience that teaches students about water and wildlife.FirebaughCA
Micke Grove Zoo (San Joaquin County Zoological Society)Region 6San Joaquin209-331-2138http://www.mgzoo.comThe Micke Grove (San Joaquin County) Zoological Society provides beneficial services to Micke Grove Zoo, including financial support, educational opportunities, and community involvement. Micke Grove Zoo promotes the stewardship of nature through understanding, enjoyment, and involvement.LodiCA
Migrant Education Region 2, Butte County Office of EducationRegion 2Butte530-532-5633 Education-Region 2 is committed to the academic success of every migrant student. Region 2 Migrant Education will collaborate, advocate, and evaluate data to promote the academic success of every migrant student.OrovilleCA
Mission Springs Outdoor EducationRegion 5Santa Cruz800-683-9133http://www.missionspringsoe.comMission Springs Outdoor Education is a residential outdoor learning facility. We utilize hands-on science and team-building activities to foster positive student relationships and to promote good stewardship of the environment.Scotts ValleyCA
Mission Trails Regional ParkRegion 9ASan Diego619-668-3281http://mtrp.orgThe City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department?s Open Space Division manages Mission Trails Regional Park, a 6,000+ acre (and expanding) natural and developed recreational area. There are approximately 40 miles of trails throughout the park, including the areas of Cowles Mountain and Lake Murray. Seven native habitats are found within the park boundaries, including Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Oak Woodland, Riparian, Aquatic, Grasslands and Vernal Pools. Old Mission Dam, both a State and National Registered Historic Landmark, is also located in the park. A beautiful Visitor and Interpretive Center, with informative and interactive exhibits, a theater, library and gift shop, is also on site and not to be missed; it is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. In addition to providing educational programs for school groups on field trips, guided nature walks and other programs are offered for the public and organized groups at no cost. Our goal is to educate visitors about the natural and cultural resources of the park, and to encourage the development of a stewardship ethic within the community, while providing enjoyable outdoor recreation experiences.San DiegoCA
Monterey Bay AquariumRegion 5Monterey831-648-4800http://www.montereybayaquarium.orgMonterey Bay Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.MontereyCA
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research InstituteRegion 5Monterey831-775-1700http://www.mbari.orgThe mission of MBARI is to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology, and to do so through the development of better instruments, systems, and methods for scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean. MBARI emphasizes the peer relationship between engineers and scientists as a basic principle of its operation. All of the activities of MBARI must be characterized by excellence, innovation, and vision.Moss LandingCA
Monterey Bay center for Environmental Literacy (MBEL)Region 5Monterey831-566-1234 mission of the Monterey Bay Center for Environmental Literacy is to contribute to the education of an environmentally literate citizenry by providing lessons and experiences to people in the Monterey Bay region (especially kindergarten through twelfth grade students) and helping schools to weave environmental literacy into existing academic standards and pathways.Santa CruzCA
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration CenterRegion 5Monterey831-421-9993 just steps away from the ocean and Santa Cruz Wharf, the center features state-of-the art exhibits and interactive displays highlighting the sanctuary and its incredible underwater environment. Visitors can explore the sanctuary's remarkable marine environment as well as their personal role in protecting one of our nation's underwater treasures.Santa CruzCA
Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control DistrictRegion 5Monterey831-647-9411 Mission of the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District is to Protect the Public Health while balancing Economic and Air Quality Considerations.MontereyCA
Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor DayRegion 5Montereyhttp://www.mbyod.orgLets get our youth back outdoors! Our goal is to educate the youth in our area of all the amazing activities that are free and available right here in our own back yards. We also teach conservation and safety of the outdoors. Our event is held once a year and is totally free to all.SoquelCA
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control AgencyRegion 5Monterey831-883-6109http://www.mrwpca.orgThe Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency is dedicated to meeting the wastewater and reclamation needs of our member agencies while protecting the environment.MontereyCA
Morro Bay National Estuary ProgramRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-772-3834http://www.mbnep.orgMorro Bay National Estuary Program is a non-regulatory, non-profit organization that works with the community to protect and restore the Morro Bay estuary and wildlife. The Estuary Program provides tailored educational field trips and classroom presentations as requested.Morro BayCA
Mother Lode River CenterRegion 3El Dorado530-626-4187http://www.malode.comOur mission: to provide experiential education programs which incorporate hands-on, science-based learning, adventure, team and community building and a broad spectrum of cultural heritage activities. These programs promote deeper understanding, respect and a sense of responsibility for ourselves, our community, and our vital role in the ecological web. Located on the South Fork of the American River, Mother Lode River Center sits in the historically and ecologically rich foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Our 19+ acre, riverside camp is an ideal setting for our outdoor education program?s dynamic approach. Students learn about the riparian environment first hand, acquiring a greater understanding of the essential roles watersheds play in our lives. For students of California history, Mother Lode River Center offers a unique opportunity: the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, located less than 3 miles away. Groups interested in team building will enjoy our challenge ropes course and life skills programs.ColomaCA
Mountains Recreation and Conservation AuthorityRegion 11Los Angeles818-878-0866 x228http://lamountains.comThe Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) was created in 1985 with a mission to protect and preserve park and open space lands surrounding Los Angeles and is a joint powers authority between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Conejo Recreation and Park District, and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. The MRCA continually strives to make these lands accessible to all residents of Southern California.Beverly HillsCA
Multiverse, Center for Science Education, UC BerkeleyRegion 4Alameda510-643-3936 way of carefully crafted space and earth science educational opportunities and resources, we seek to connect with people?s sense of wonder and facilitate making personal ties to science and the learning process in order to, ultimately, bring the richness of diversity to science and make science discovery accessible for all.BerkeleyCA
MY HERO PROJECT INC.Region 9BOrange949-376-5964http://www.myhero.comSince 1995, it has been the mission of The MY HERO Project to use media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity. Our commercial free website hosts an ever-growing media library where students of all ages can discover the many different ways each one of us can make a positive difference in the world. Teachers and students have helped us grow this global learning community. During the 2014 school year alone, the MY HERO website ( received over 20 million visitors in schools, homes, and libraries from all 50 states and from 194 countries.Laguna BeachCA
Napa CountyLand TrustRegion 4Napa707-252-3270http://napalandtrust.orgLand Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land. Established in 1976 by seven founding members, today the Land Trust has 1,700 active members and supporters. In our 36-year history, we?ve completed over 150 projects, protecting more than 53,000 acres of land ? 10% of Napa County.NapaCA
Napa Sanitation DistrictRegion 4Napa707-258-6000 Sanitation District (NSD) provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services to the residents and businesses in the City of Napa and several adjacent unincorporated areas. NSD also provides recycled water service to portions of southern Napa County. Covering 20 square miles, NSD has been serving the community since November 1945.NapaCA
Nate Millard's First Year Experience ExtraordinaireRegion 2Butte530-898-3705 interns, through the First Year Experience Program and the UNIV 105 coursework, are trained in local, place-based sustainability topics through Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, or Project WET curriculum. Students interns, in groups, are then required to provide an experience to K-6 users. These are partial-day experiences that can happen in Lower Bidwell Park or possibly on location depending on travel. CHICO, BUTTE COUNTYChicoCA
National Park ServiceRegion 4San Francisco415-623-2320 mission of the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) is to assist community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives. RTCA staff provides guidance to communities so they can conserve waterways, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.San FranciscoCA
Natural Bridges State BeachRegion 5Santa Cruz831-423-4609 beach, with its famous natural bridge, is an excellent vantage point for viewing shore birds, migrating whales, and seals and otters playing offshore. Further along the beach, tidepools offer a glimpse of life beneath the sea. Low tides reveal sea stars, crabs, sea anemones, and other colorful ocean life. The park also includes a large area of coastal scrub and grasslands, with bright native wildflowers in the spring. Moore Creek flows through the park, forming freshwater wetlands and a salt marsh before it reaches the sea.Santa CruzCA
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyRegion 11Los Angeles213-763-3466 wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.Los AngelesCA
Natural Resources Services Division- Redwood Community Action AgencyRegion 1Humboldt707-269-2066http://www.naturalresourcesservices.orgNatural Resources Services (NRS) is a division of Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA), a private non-profit organization, based in Eureka California. NRS is committed to working with private landowners, government agencies, timber and fisheries industries, tribes, and community-based groups to promote healthy communities and healthy watersheds.EurekaCA
NatureBridge - Golden Gate National Recreation AreaRegion 4Marin415-332-5771http://naturebridge.orgNatureBridge is a nonprofit organization and the largest residential environmental science education partner of the National Park Service. NatureBridge offers customized three- to five-day residential programs, programs for grades K-12 in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. NatureBridge also provides programs in Yosemite, Olympic, Santa Monica Mountains, Channel Islands, and Prince William Forest National Park locations.SausalitoCA
NatureBridge - Southern CaliforniaRegion 8Ventura818-914-7660, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, was established in 1971, and is the largest residential environmental science education partner of the National Park Service. NatureBridge's mission is to inspire personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. NatureBridge offers customized three- to five-day residential programs, as well as single day, programs for grades 4-12 in the Santa Monica Mountains and the Channel Islands. NatureBridge also provides programs in Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic, and Prince William Forest National Park locations.Woodland HillsCA
NatureBridge in Yosemite National ParkRegion 7Mariposa209-379-9511http://www.naturebridge.orgNatureBridge fosters environmental literacy to sustain our planet. Through hands-on environmental science programs in nature?s classroom, we bring science to life for more than 30,000 children and teens each year. With our vision for a more sustainable planet, we advocate for effective environmental education in our schools to create pathways to environmental literacy for all young people.YosemiteCA
New Education OptionsRegion 11Los Angeles818-742-5099http://www.waterbuddy.orgTo provide educational services and products for children, educators and adults.Sherman OaksCA
Newport Landing Whale WatchingRegion 9BOrange949-675-0551http://www.newportwhales.comNewport Landing has been providing students with the whale watching experience for over 20 years. Each year over 400 schools in the greater southern California region come out with Newport Landing on one of our whale watching trips. Although our trips are called "whale watching" as this is the most recognizable title, our trips cover a complete marine ecosystem and a unique environment that many students are exposed to for the first time. The whale watching experience provides endless opportunities for learning and growth. Newport Landing offers grade level appropriate curriculum activities prepared by a credentialed teacher and marine naturalist for the teacher to use in preparation for the field trip. Classroom presentations can also be arranged prior to the trip. In addition to a *highly* discounted and unbeatable rate for school groups at $11 per person!Newport BeachCA
NOAA Office of National Marine SanctuariesStatewideStatewide301-713-3125http://sanctuaries.noaa.govThe NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papah?naumoku?kea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.Santa BarbaraCA
NOAA/Cordell Bank National Marine SanctuaryRegion 4Marin415-464-5260http://cordellbank.noaa.govThe Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of 14 marine protected areas encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument. Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is one of 4 National Marine Sanctuaries in CA protecting a unique offshore biological ecosystem that supports local and migratory species. Education resources include curriculum, lectures, exhibits, multi media resources, posters, professional development opportunities, field trips and morePoint Reyes StationCA
Nor Cal BatsRegion 3Yolo530-902-1918 is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. In addition, we are committed to public education regarding the environmental benefits of bats and dispelling fears and myths that lead to the death of roosts and colonies.DavisCA
Northern California Society of American ForestersStatewideStatewidehttp://forestryinstitute.orgNorthern California Society of American Foresters The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. SAF is a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements of 501 (c) (3). SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.JacksonCA
O'Neill Sea OdysseyRegion 5Santa Cruz831-465-9390http://www.oneillseaodyssey.orgO'Neill Sea Odyssey provides a hands-on educational experience to encourage the protection and preservation of our living sea and communities.Santa CruzCA
Oak Grove Docent CouncilRegion 6San Joaquin209-953-8814http://www.sjparks.comCommitted to preserving the natural environment of the Oak Grove and educating others to the value of continuing such preservation.StocktonCA
Occidental Arts and Ecology CenterRegion 1Sonoma707-874-1557 is a land-based educational and advocacy permaculture organization dedicated to supporting whole communities to use ecological design to inform human settlement patterns by both reweaving culture and influencing policy and governance at a bioregional scale.OccidentalCA
Ocean InstituteRegion 9BOrange949-496-2274 the ocean as our classroom, we inspire children to learn.Dana PointCA
Office for Science and Technology - Consulate General of France in Los AngelesStatewideStatewide310-235-3200 Office for Science and Technology (the OS&T) at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles aims at better assessing the socio-economic impact of science and technology for the American Southwest region. The OS&T is an active, reactive and proactive observer of the scientific activity, of technological innovations and their impact.Los AngelesCA
Office of Natural Resources, Newport BeachRegion 9BOrange949-644-3036http://www.ISOpodOC.orgTo build a better citizen - through outreach, education, and service - who will respect and protect our natural resources.Newport BeachCA
Ojai Raptor CenterRegion 8Ventura805-649-6884http://www.ojairaptorcenter.orgORC is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, specializing in birds of prey. We take in an average of 1,000 animals a year, and release 60% back to the wild. Raptors sustaining permanent injuries which are un-releasable, are brought into our educational outreach program, and used as ?educational ambassadors? for their species. ORC currently houses 18 un-releasable ambassadors that we use to educate the public about wildlife, our shared environment, and how to reduce the human induced hazards that are responsible for the majority of our intakes. In addition to rehabilitation and educational outreach work, ORC also works with local farmers and residents through a Barn Owl Box program, offering healthy alternatives to rodenticides, or rat poison.Oak ViewCA
Olivewood Gardens and Learning CenterRegion 9ASan Diego619-434-4281http://www.olivewoodgardens.orgThe Mission of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is to connect and motivate students and families from diverse backgrounds through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education, empowering them to be healthy and active citizens.National CityCA
One Cool EarthRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-242-6301http://www.onecoolearth.orgOne Cool Earth works with schools and communities to increase outdoor educational opportunities, create gardens, plant trees, and more. We currently operate in San Luis Obispo County with programs focused in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. Visit our website for more information, like us on Facebook, and contact us to subscribe to our eNewsletter.SLOCA
Open Space AuthorityRegion 5Santa Clara408-224-7476http://www.openspaceauthority.orgThe Open Space Authority is a land management, preservationist agency that preserves water, wildlife, and working lands. We promote the preservation of habitats through education. Protection of the resource is the first priority of this agency.San JoseCA
Orange Center School Library/MigrantRegion 7Fresno559-237-0437 help enhance teacher lesson plans and provide extra assistance to those students in need.FresnoCA
Orange County CoastkeeperRegion 9BOrange714-850-1965 County Coastkeeper's mission is "to protect and promote sustainable water resources that are swimmable, drinkable and fishable." Coastkeeper is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of fresh- and saltwater ecosystems. The WHALES Program provides hands-on environmental education to underserved junior high and high school students in Orange County. Coastkeeper is also the OC coordinator of the annual statewide ?Kids Ocean Day,? reaching 4,500 children over the past 6 years.Costa MesaCA
Outdoor Education for All! Working GroupRegion 2Butte530-891-4075 and support in Butte County a collaboration of Outdoor and Place Based Education Providers who will provide for Teachers and students, K-University, an age appropriate experiential education program based on state curricula standards and integrated with county outdoor and historic area learning sites. BUTTE COUNTY.Forest RanchCA
Outside NowRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-541-9900http://www.outsidenow.orgOutside Now is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting deep nature connection. O.N. offers nature-based programs for children (Coyote Pups), youth (Nature Explorers), teens (Nature Academy), and families throughout the traditional school year. The summer season is packed with wilderness experiences, too.San Luis Obispo, CA 93406CA
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural HistoryRegion 5Monterey831-648-5716http://www.pgmuseum.orgThe Pacific Grove Museum is your living personal field guide to the California Central Coast. Explore the birds and wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness that make this region unique in the world. The Museum's mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world.Pacific GroveCA
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar PitsRegion 11Los Angeles213-763-3499http://www.tarpits.orgMission Statement The mission of the Natural History Family of Museums is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. Vision Statement Human beings are connected ? to each other, to communities, to other species, and to the Earth. As humans increasingly influence natural systems, it is critical that we understand these relationships. This understanding, in the context of the history of the Earth and its inhabitants, guides our approach to investigation and interpretation. By integrating our global research and extensive collections with engaging learning experiences that reveal all aspects of our work, we provoke curiosity and deepen understanding of our natural and cultural worlds. This dynamic learning laboratory and forum for the exchange of ideas is a new model that sets the standard for museums of the future. We inspire the widest possible audience to enjoy, value and become stewards of the living Earth.Los AngelesCA
Pali InstituteRegion 10San Bernardino909-867-5743http://www.paliinstitute.comAt Pali Institute we offer a customized outdoor education program to suit all your school's requirements. Educators can choose a three to five-day program and select from over 30 class modules, in three categories: Outdoor Education, Science and Leadership. Through our innovative curriculum and professional staff, students in 4th-12th grade will experience the thrill of touching, seeing and learning about the world around them. At Pali Institute, we bring textbooks to life!Running SpringsCA
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land ConservancyRegion 11Los Angeles310-541-7613http://pvplc.orgThe mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all." The Conservancy preserves undeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes. Since its founding in 1988, the Conservancy has successfully preserved 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Conservancy's vision is the creation and management of large blocks of natural open space where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment, and where native plants and animals can thrive.Rolling Hills EstatesCA
Pathfinder Ranch, Inc.Region 10Riverside951-659-2455http://www.pathfinderranch.comThe Science & Outdoor Education School at Pathfinder Ranch provides meaningful learning experiences that are safe and fun for all participants to build their conservation awareness, knowledge base, and confidence in order to become more ecologically conscious global citizens.Mountain CenterCA
PEAK Student Energy Actions, The Energy Coalition484-680-0910http://www.peakstudents.orgPEAK Student Energy Actions is an exciting STEM-based and standards (including Common Core)-aligned education program that teaches the science of energy and empowers students to become smart energy managers through hands-on lab and action activities! Participating teachers receive professional development, substitute reimbursement (or a stipend), curriculum correlated to 3rd-7th grade standards across disciplines, a toolkit of materials for our hands-on science labs, and ongoing implementation support at NO COST!IrvineCA
Pepperwood FoundationRegion 1Sonoma707-591-9310http://www.pepperwoodpreserve.orgPepperwood is a community-supported ecology institute in the heart of a wildlife corridor with the singular goal of protecting Northern California?s wild lands for generations to come. Pepperwood owns and operates a 3200 acre preserve that is home to the Dwight Center for Conservation Science, a regional hub for ecological research. As one of the largest scientific reserves in Northern California, Pepperwood provides Sonoma County with vital native wildlife habitat and is a sanctuary for over 900 species of plants and animals. Pepperwood?s mission is to advance science-based conservation throughout our region and beyond. Pepperwood partners with the Santa Rose Junior College to offer a vibrant array of education activities for families and people of all ages. For more information and complete descriptions of the activities listed below visit Pepperwood?s website at RosaCA
Petrified ForestRegion 4Napa707-942-6667http://www.petrifiedforest.orgPetrified Forest's education programs offer an impactful experience for elementary students and adult visitors alike. Students learn about the formation of the Petrified Forest following a volcanic eruption 3.4 million years ago, the process of petrification and what the trees can teach us about past environments, flora and fauna identification, and the importance of natural and historical conservation at the Petrified Forest and beyond. Our goal is to provide interpretation that will help reinforce classroom instruction. We currently serve primarily second to sixth grade elementary classes in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.CalistogaCA
Placer Nature CenterRegion 3Placer530-878-8347http://www.placernaturecenter.orgPlacer Nature Center delivers volunteer supported environmental education programs to children, families, schools, and community groups.AuburnCA
Plumas CorporationRegion 2Plumas530-283-3739 function of the Corporation shall be to promote the benefits of good land stewardship through restoration activities that result in resilient watersheds and communities. QUINCY. PLUMAS COUNTY.QuincyCA
Point Bonita YMCARegion 4Marin415-331-9622http://www.pointbonitaymca.orgThe Point Bonita Y Outdoor Education and Wellness program provides experiential learning that illuminates scientific concepts and empowers students to create healthier lives for themselves, their communities and the planet! We address the mind and intellectual wellness though hands on experiences in nature where we bring science to LIFE! We inspire wonder and curiosity and the desire to learn more about the world around them- while meeting state & national standards. We promote physical wellness through hiking, games, movement and nutrition lessons. We teach students to care about their bodies and give them tools that they can bring back home. Our program gives time for reflection and time to just be in nature and in community. We increase social wellness by building a stronger community. Students learn to speak their needs, to listen to others and to trust each other. The friendships and class bonds that are formed can last a lifetime. Point Bonita YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of San Francisco. The YMCA of San Francisco builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.SausalitoCA
Point Reyes National Seashore AssociationRegion 4Marin415-663-1200 x306 Clem Miller Environmental Education Center (as part of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association) is a nine-building, green facility that provides a low cost opportunity for you and your students to step outside the traditional classroom and have fun exploring nature?s classroom. Our center is also ideal for program coordinators, youth leaders, homeschoolers, and community facilitators who would like to create a program supporting environmental and natural history study, and ecological literacy. Teachers and leaders design and run their own programs while we provide support and teaching resources. The result is an enriching outdoor learning experience that everyone enjoys. For over 30 years, the School Program has been a gateway for students and teachers to immerse themselves in a hands-on-science-learning environment and to develop an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural world. Our other program is Point Reyes Summer Camp, which provides residential Nature Science Camps and Adventure Camp programs for children ages 7-16.Point ReyesCA
Population EducationStatewideStatewide800-767-1956 Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues. Since 1975, the program has developed age-appropriate curricula to complement students? science and social science instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality and human well-being.WashingtonCA
Power2Sustain Inc.Region 5Santa Cruz831-704-6886http://www.power2sustain.orgOur mission is to teach and inspire K-12 students to value and sustain their natural world through real-world lessons and activities that are grade leveled, Common Core standards aligned and integrated with ELA, math, social studies, social-emotional learning and other core curriculum areas. Our project was founded by a group of public school teachers and is free-of-charge for any K-12 teacher in the US and abroad.Santa CruzCA
Presidio TrustRegion 4San Francisco415-561-5300http://www.presidio.govThe Presidio Trust is an innovative federal agency created to save the Presidio and transform it for a new national purpose. The Trust's vision is that the Presidio will be forever a public place: vital to the Bay Area, important to all Americans, and recognized for achieving broad benefits for the nation.San FranciscoCA
Project Cornerstone IncRegion 9ASan Diego619-284-8515http://www.project-cornerstone.orgProject Cornerstone is a grassroots organization whose mission is to educate local community members, public agencies and policy makers that mineral resources are the cornerstone of our communities, through educational programs and community outreach. The organization offers field trips to local mining operations and in-class activities for San Diego County students.San DiegoCA
Project Learning TreeStatewideStatewide202-765-3641http://www.plt.orgRecognized for more than 30 years as a leader in environmental education, Project Learning Tree teaches students how to think, not what to think about our environment.WashingtonCA
Project Wild--CaliforniaStatewideStatewide WILD is a wildlife-based conservation and environmental education program that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Project WILD activity guides provide curriculum specially designed for educators of kindergarten through high school youth. Professional development training and educational materials are available through workshop participation.SacramentoCA
Project WildlifeRegion 9ASan Diegohttp://www.projectwildlife.orgThe mission of Project Wildlife is to improve quality of life for local wildlife and the community as the primary resource for animal rehabilitation and conservation education. California's wildlife belongs to us all, and we want to encourage stewardship and appreciation of our native species and ecosystems. As the continuing loss of habitat brings wildlife in contact with people now more than ever before, it is imperative we communicate the importance of protecting natural spaces for wildlife and ways to better coexist. To help achieve this goal, we travel throughout San Diego County with our education animals (Animal Ambassadors), providing safe and fun wildlife encounters. In booth programs and presentations for schools, Scout troops, organizations and various private groups, we share the stories of these animals that cannot do so for themselves.San DiegoCA
Quarryhill Botanical GardenRegion 1Sonoma707-996-3166http://www.quarryhillbg.orgQuarryhill's Elementary Education Program offers an outdoor, immersive experience to stimulate elementary visitors think about the importance and role of plants in their lives, basic plant anatomy, plant adaptation, flowers and their relevance to pollinators, fruiting, and seed dispersal, conservation issues, and photosynthesis. We currently work primarily with fourth and fifth grade elementary classes in the Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino County areas.Glen EllenCA
Rachael VanderWalde Cohen: Environmental Education Services301-613-4493Providing environmental education services, such as curriculum writing, program development and communication, and program evaluation, in order to assist you in inspiring the next generation of ecologically conscious citizens.San MarcosCA
Rancho El Chorro Outdoor SchoolRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-782-7336http://www.ranchoelchorro.orgRancho El Chorro Outdoor School provides outdoor and environmental education programs to students from grades K-7 for day field experiences, in classroom presentations, after school programs, and a comprehensive residential program for students in grades 4-7.San Luis ObispoCA
Rancho Esquon, Inc. - Community Youth CenterRegion 2Butte530-891-8455http://www.ranchoesquon.comMaintain an environment, comprised of facilities, staff and volunteers that guarantee young individuals a chance to develop and appreciate the natural world and carry that knowledge into academics and life. Deliver this service with a high level of encouragement, support and structure, in a safe, rewarding and positive manner. DURHAM. BUTTE COUNTY.DurhamCA
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic GardenRegion 11Los Angeles909-625-8767 Santa Ana Botanic Garden is dedicated to the collection, cultivation, study and display of native California plants. The mission of the Garden is to make significant contributions to the appreciation, enjoyment, conservation, understanding, thoughtful utilization and stewardship of our natural heritage.ClaremontCA
Recycle and Rubbish Education ProgramRegion 2Butte530-891-6424 RARE Program is a Recycling and Rubbish Education program that travels to schools throughout Butte County for hands ?on age appropriate presentations, arranges classroom filed trips to the Neal Road Recycling and Waste facility and Educates Butte County communities about the solid waste stream and the importance of the ?Four R?s? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot(compost). It is our goal to communicate the importance of appropriate waste disposal practices and the problems caused by inappropriate disposal including littering or discarding hazardous or universal wastes in municipal solid waste containers. We strive to encourage solution-oriented behavior change regarding waste practices with the ultimate goal of prolonging the life of the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility. We will be sharing information with Butte County residents at The Salmon Festival in Oroville, the Snow Goose Festival in Chico, Butte College or CSU Chico?s Earth Day events and BEC?s Endangered Species Faire in Chico.ChicoCA
reDiscoverRegion 11Los Angeles310-393-3636 goal is threefold: to provide youth with new ways to access environmental education through arts-based learning; to assist educators in fostering the innovative thinking necessary for youth to lead and thrive in the 21st century; and, to be a community catalyst for sustainability and the preservation of our planet?s limited resources. Our current strategic plan includes the future development of an exciting full service facility, dedicated to empowering the reDiscover Center to broaden its reach and impact and serve thousands more children and adults throughout the region. The reDiscover Center: ? Provides award-winning, arts-integrated environmental education programs to meet the needs of youth from a diversity of economic and cultural backgrounds; ? Serves as a community resource for reusable consumer waste materials that would otherwise be discarded and as a source for businesses to effectively ?upcycle? unwanted goods; ? Creates innovative, standard-based programs and lessons that strengthen and align with the California Environmental Education Initiative; ? Offers professional development opportunities for preK-12 educators that link directly back to classrooms and schools; ? Partners with local schools, museums, parks, and community centers across Los Angeles County; ? Fills a growing need for art-based instruction at a time when school funding cuts have all but eliminated arts education; ? Promotes real world experiences, community stewardship, creative problem solving and critical thinking skills; ? Remains locally based and committed to maintaining a small carbon footprint. The reDiscover Center is a non-profit organization that works with youth, adults, educators, artists and communities to foster creativity in education through the arts while encouraging and actively supporting environmental sustainability. Using everyday discards donated by local businesses as a springboard, reDiscover offers a range of hands-on educational programs and workshops in which items destined for our landfills become recycled and ?rediscovered? in new, creative ways. Since its founding in 2004, reDiscover has worked with some 20,000 children and adults at its Culver City-based studio/warehouse and in schools and communities across Los Angeles County.Los AngelesCA
Redwood Coast Energy AuthorityRegion 1Humboldt707-269-1700http://redwoodenergy.orgPromoting Conservation. Efficiency, and Sustainability on the North Coast.EurekaCA
Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego CountyRegion 9ASan Diego619-562-0096http://www.rcdsandiego.orgTo protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through education, information, and technical assistance programs.LakesideCA
Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz CountyRegion 5Santa Cruz831-464-2950 mission of the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County is to help people protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through information, education, and technical assistance programs.CapitolaCA
RethinkWasteRegion 4San Mateo650-802-3506 is a joint powers authority of twelve public agencies (Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District) in San Mateo County, California and is a leader in the delivery of innovative waste reduction and recycling programs. RethinkWaste owns and manages the Shoreway Environmental Center which receives all of the recyclables, organics, and garbage collected in its service area. RethinkWaste also provides strategic oversight, support and management of service providers that collect, process, recycle and dispose of materials for the 12 Member Agencies. RethinkWaste, also known as the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) was formed in 1982.San CarlosCA
Return of the Natives Restoration Education ProjectRegion 5Monterey831-582-3689 of the Natives (RON) is a community-based habitat restoration program based out of the Watershed Institute at California State University Monterey Bay. Our mission is to bring nature closer to people and people closer to nature through hands-on participation restoring habitats.SeasideCA
Reuben H. Fleet Science CenterRegion 9ASan Diego619-238-1233http://www.rhfleet.orgThe Reuben H. Fleet Science Center seeks to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology.San DiegoCA
Revive & RestoreRegion 4Marin to the rapid advance of genomic technology, new tools are emerging for conservation. Endangered species that have lost their crucial genetic diversity may be restored to reproductive health. Those threatened by invasive diseases may be able to acquire genetic disease-resistance. It may even be possible to bring some extinct species back to life. The DNA of many extinct creatures is well preserved in museum specimens and some fossils. Their full genomes can now be read and analyzed. That data may be transferable as working genes into their closest living relatives, effectively bringing the extinct species back to life. The ultimate aim is to restore them to their former home in the wild. Molecular biologists and conservation biologists all over the world are working on these techniques. The role of Revive & Restore is to help coordinate their efforts so that genomic conservation can move ahead with the best current science, plenty of public transparency, and the overall goal of enhancing biodiversity and ecological health worldwide.San FranciscoCA
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & SanctuaryRegion 4Marin415-388-2524http://richardsonbay.audubon.orgAudubon's Mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary staff and volunteers focus on waterbird conservation in our Sanctuary and northern San Francisco Bay and use our site as an outdoor classroom to inspire and educate our community.TiburonCA
Riverside County Parks & Open Space DistrictsRegion 10Riverside800-234-7275 provide outdoor education.RiversideCA
Riverside Land ConservancyRegion 10Riverside951-788-0670 Land Conservancy enhances the quality of life in our community by conserving open space, habitats, and agricultural lands through acquisition, stewardship, and community engagement. We primarily serve the lands, people, and wildlife of the Inland Empire.RiversideCA
Riverside Metropolitan MuseumRegion 10Riverside951-826-5273 Riverside Metropolitan Museum is a center for learning and a community museum that collects, exhibits, and interprets cultural and natural history. In a rapidly changing community, the museum provides an understanding and appreciation of our region?s legacy.RiversideCA
Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation DistrictRegion 10Riverside951-683-7691http://www.RCRCD.orgRCRCD works with private land users, nonprofit organizations, and public entities to sustain natural resources within its boundaries. RCRCD provides information about natural resources and their stewardship and management for each land use: native habitats, urban/suburban areas, and agriculture. RCRCD conducts education and on-the-land conservation projects, such as habitat restoration.RiversideCA
ROBOTISRegion 9BOrange949-229-1572http://robotiskidslab.comROBOTIS is a manufacturer and developer of innovative teaching and learning solutions for STEM education. We are utilizing educational robotics platforms worldwide. We offer teaching workshops, seasonal camps, private classes and birthday parties.IrvineCA
Rock Steady JugglingRegion 4San Mateo650-266-8286http://www.rocksteadyjuggling.comRock Steady Juggling provides innovative and high-quality environmental science-based educational entertainment. All of our shows feature comedy, juggling, magic and audience participation. We have been awarded funding from numerous recycling and water agencies to create fun and informative school shows. Our specialty is writing, marketing and performing customized and age-appropriate environmental education school assembly programs.El GranadaCA
Roots of SuccessRegion 4Alameda510-470-0803 of Success is an empowering environmental literacy and work readiness curriculum that increases high school students? academic, professional and leadership skills. The curriculum is nationally recognized, aligned to Common Core Language Arts and Career and College Readiness Standards, and meets state environmental literacy standards. Roots of Success works well for all students but was specifically designed for students who are struggling in school, below grade level, or have barriers to employment. Built around intensive student engagement, multimedia content, and group activities, the curriculum stimulates students? intellectual curiosity, ignites their interest in science, math, environmental issues, public health, and community service, and keeps them coming back to class. The pedagogical approach immediately engages students by making learning relevant, building on their previous knowledge and experiences, and connecting what students learn in the classroom to real world issues. Students are given opportunities to examine society?s most pressing environmental problems and develop innovative and entrepreneurial responses to these problems. They also increase their professional skills and learn about environmental jobs and career pathways in multiple sectors of the economy. The curriculum is composed of 10 modules and can be integrated into an existing class or taught as a stand-alone course. To learn more go to
Roseville Utility Exploration CenterRegion 3Placer916-746-1550 Roseville Utility Exploration Center works with partners to promote education to students, residents and businesses of Roseville and surrounding communities about energy and water conservation, stormwater quality and waste reduction to ensure the long-term quality of life, health and well-being of our community.RosevilleCA
S.C.R.A.P. GalleryRegion 10Riverside760-861-6479http://www.scrapgallery.orgThe mission of the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is to actively engage youth as stewards of their environment through a concentrated, hands-on, educational effort stressing the Four R's ? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility. The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is an innovative program that addresses two of today's most urgent issues ? the environment and the education of our youth. Conservation and reuse through hands-on exploration with discarded materials is promoted at the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery. Arts and science workshops help students understand complex environmental issues.IndioCA
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge ComplexRegion 2Glenn530-934-2801 mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex) is located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley about 90 miles north of the city of Sacramento. The Complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) that comprise over 35,000 acres of wetlands and uplands. In addition, there are over 30,000 acres of conservation easements in the Complex. The Refuges serve as resting and feeding areas for nearly half the migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. WILLOWS, GLEN COUNTYWillowsCA
Sacramento River Discovery CenterRegion 2Tehama530-527-1196http://www.sacramentoriverdiscoverycenter.comThe Sacramento River Discovery Center will use educational displays and exhibits, hands-on instructional programs, watershed rehabilitation opportunities and other means to enhance the public's understanding, appreciation, wise use, and stewardship of resources that make up the Sacramento River watershed.Red BluffCA
Sacramento River Preservation TrustRegion 2Butte530-345-1865http://sacrivertrust.orgThe Sac River Trust was founded in 1984 to serve the public interest and to protect, preserve and enhance the natural values of the Sacramento River while supporting ecologically sound farming practices within the Sacramento River Watershed. Our main office is located in downtown Chico and we offer river side, on river and in classroom educational presentations and experiences. We currently offer our River Road Show presentation series, are launching our Salmonid and Trout in the classroom programs, and are working on facilitating classroom field trips to local river parks. We offer these programs to k-12 classes and can adapt most of our programs to fit a teachers desired outcomes. CHICO, BUTTE COUNTYChicoCA
Sacramento Tree FoundationRegion 3Sacramento916-924-8733http://www.sactree.comThe Sacramento Tree Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to grow healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region. We do this by empowering people to plant, protect and learn about trees. Volunteers can help in a number of ways by planting trees where they live, work and play; by volunteering to plant and care for trees in our community; by learning about trees and tree care so you can help keep trees healthy where you live.SacramentoCA
Sagehen Creek Field StationRegion 3Nevada530-587-4830http://sagehen.ucnrs.orgSagehen Creek Field Station and Experimental Forest are UC Berkeley research and teaching facilities, in collaboration with the Tahoe National Forest. Home to long-term fisheries, wildlife, range, forestry and hydrology studies, we also provide outreach and education to the public through workshops, summer science speaker series, and K-12 programs for teachers and students.TruckeeCA
SAM AcademyRegion 7Fresno559-399-3090http://cvsamacademy.orgOur mission is to help the community build capacity for and establish leadership in, Science, Art and Music by supporting our youth and their parents in efforts to become contributing members of society. This will be accomplished through community based educational programs grounded in standards of excellence and delivered by confident, competent, and caring individuals.SangerCA
SamaveshaRegion 4Alameda out of the Bay Area and founded in 2007 by visionary Sicilian Artistic Director Laura Inserra, Samavesha creates an occasion for both performers and participants to become fully immersed in the nature of art. Often taking place in nature and bridging traditional and contemporary world art forms, our work fosters intercultural dialogue, artistic innovation, connection with nature, and environmental action.berkeleyCA
San Diego Archaeological CenterRegion 9ASan Diego760-291-0370 mission of the San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.EscondidoCA
San Diego Audubon SocietyRegion 9ASan Diego858-273-7800http://www.sandiegoaudubon.orgThe mission of the San Diego Audubon Society is to foster the protection and appreciation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, through education and study, and advocate for a cleaner, healthier environment. San Diego Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, an organization founded in 1905 to stop the slaughter of wild birds for their feathers. Originally founded in 1948, SDAS has served the region for over 60 years. We serve a diverse population, with community-based habitat restoration projects, environmental education programs, and recreational offerings in North County, Metro, East County, and South Bay communities. Programs include conservation, education, recreation, and sanctuary operations.San DiegoCA
San Diego Children and Nature CollaborativeRegion 9ASan Diegohttp://www.sdchildrenandnature.orgThe Collaborative brings educators, ecologists, parents, community leaders, and others together to increase opportunities for children to learn, play, and grow in nature in their everyday lives.San DiegoCA
San Diego CoastkeeperRegion 9ASan Diego619-758-7743 x125 Diego Coastkeeper uses community outreach, education and advocacy efforts to empower thousands of San Diegans to be stewards of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem. We work in partnership with San Diego Unified School District, and Think Blue to develop Project SWELL: Stewardship Water Education for Lifelong Leadership. SWELL is a K-2, and 4-6 grade teacher curriculum that help teachers teach about water science, local habitats and pollution prevention. We provide classroom presentations, professional development workshops and SWELL science kits!San DiegoCA
San Diego County Office of Ed - Outdoor EducationRegion 9ASan Diego858 292-3695 School ProgramSan DiegoCA
San Diego County Office of EducationRegion 9ASan Diego858-292-3500 mission of the San Diego County Office of Education, as a world-class educational leader and trusted partner, is to transform public education and guarantee high levels of student achievement. In partnership with local school districts and the global learning community, we will research and apply innovative 21st century practices; leverage resources; develop strategic alliances; inspire powerful leadership; and provide exemplary customized services to districts, communities and our students in all County Office-operated programs.San DiegoCA
San Diego County Water AuthorityRegion 9ASan Diego858-522-6600 San Diego County Water Authority is a public agency serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water. The Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region's $188 billion economy and the quality of life of 3.1 million residents.San DiegoCA
San Francisco Environmental Literacy For All InitiativeRegion 4San Francisco415-241-6000 a scientifically informed citizenry requires a concerted, systematic approach to environmental education. SFUSD recognizes that environmental education has a place across the content areas and throughout a student's learning journey from pre-kindergarten to graduation and beyond.San FranciscoCA
San Francisco Green Film FestivalRegion 4San Francisco415-767-1977 San Francisco Green Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to screening compelling environmental films; connecting you to filmmakers & experts; and sparking green ideas & actions. As the leading movement for films and conversations about people and the planet, our mission is to educate and connect communities through forward-thinking programs of environmental films, dialogue, and action opportunities.San FranciscoCA
San Francisco Recreation and Parks DepartmentRegion 4San Francisco415-831-6330 x200 Youth Stewardship Program (YSP) engages students, 2nd-12th grade, in environmental education and habitat restoration projects throughout San Francisco parks. The mission of YSP is to foster an understanding in youth of their role in building sustainable social and natural environments.San FranciscoCA
San Gabriel Mountains Heritage AssociationRegion 11Los Angeles909 982-2879http://www.sgmha.orgSan Gabriel Mountains Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation education. Through a participating agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, we carry out our mission by providing programs for schools, scouts, and families at two Forest Service educational facilities.Mt BaldyCA
San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control DistrictRegion 11Los Angeles626-814-9466http://www.sgvmosquito.orgThe District was founded in 1989 to protect residents from mosquito-borne disease through public education, surveillance, and control of mosquitoes. District services are provided through an Integrated Vector Management program which incorporates significant measures aimed at protecting the environment. The District promotes cooperation and communication with property owners, residents, social and political groups, and other governmental agencies to aid in those efforts. A strong commitment to public education is critical to achieving these goals. We have well established educational programs emphasizing concepts of environmental stewardship, preserving native habitat and species diversity and understanding what factors contribute to negative human/wildlife interactions and the introduction and establishment of invasive species in our neighborhoods. Programs are available to residents, schools and groups living or operating within our district boundaries (see map: and is available to all ages pre-Kindergarten through adult.West CovinaCA
San Joaquin County Office of EducationRegion 6San Joaquin209-468-4880 Education, STEM, Makerspace,StocktonCA
San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation TrustRegion 7Fresno559-248-8480http://riverparkway.orgThe San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust's mission is to preserve and restore San Joaquin River lands having ecological, scenic or historic significance, to educate the public on the need for stewardship, to research issues affecting the river, and to promote educational, recreational and agricultural uses consistent with the protection of the river?s resources.FresnoCA
San Joaquin River Stewardship ProgramRegion 7Fresno559-289-8874http://www.sanjoaquinriver.orgThe San Joaquin River Stewardship Program is dedicated to providing recreation, education, and stewardship experiences that connect citizens with the San Joaquin River, promote water safety, health and fitness and stewardship, and teach the importance of water resources for California?s future.FresnoCA
San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control DistrictRegion 7Fresno559-230-6000http://www.valleyair.orgThe San Joaquin Valley Air District is a public health agency whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all Valley residents through efficient, effective and entrepreneurial air quality management strategies. Our Core Values have been designed to ensure that our mission is accomplished through common sense.FresnoCA
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge ComplexRegion 7Merced209-826-3508 San Luis NWR Complex offers quality environmental education activities for all ages and is well-suited to support quality curriculum-based field trips. The headquarters at the San Luis NWR provides a state-of-the-art visitor center and exhibit hall with more than 20 interactive displays. The visitor center includes an environmental education classroom with full audio/visual capabilities and a 50-person capacity. There's an outdoor amphitheater area adjacent to a permanent marsh for presentations and outdoor hands-on wetland activities. The refuge provides several nature trails and automobile tour routes for exploration. The refuge provides an important outdoor classroom/laboratory for students visiting on field trips. By exploring the wetlands and other habitats, students at all grade levels can integrate the natural world with their classroom lessons. They can experience the predator-prey and other species relationships. They can learn about diverse plant and animal communities and the adaptations that make life possible in different habitats. They can be a biologist as they observe what's living in a jar of pond water. Students can learn about the tule elk -- a subspecies that was literally at the brink of extinction -- and other threatened and endangered species. A large parking lot at the visitor center accommodates all vehicles including busses. Many environmental education opportunities exist throughout the refuge complex. Contact the refuge to discuss your students' needs and arrange field trips, environmental activities, and opportunities.Los BanosCA
San Luis Obispo Botanical GardenRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-541-1400http://slobg.orgThe mission of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is to honor and preserve our connection with nature. The Garden has 150 acres of land to be developed into a world class botanical garden. To date a two-acre "Preview Garden" is open and a hands-on teaching garden for Children are open to the public. The Garden's award winning master plan includes display?s of the diverse plant life of the five Mediterranean climate zones of the world; California, Chile, Australia, South Africa and the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The plan also includes the development of educational exhibits, restaurants, musical venues, research facilities, and structures all built to the height of sustainability.San Luis ObispoCA
San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management AuthorityRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-782-8424http://myiwma.orgTo promote the wise use of natural resources through source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting.San Luis ObispoCA
San Luis Obispo County Parks and RecreationRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-788-2386 alternatives for nature education outside of the classroom in San Luis Obispo are rare. Seeing an unmet need, San Luis Obispo County is providing this new opportunity! Discovering the Environment through Education and Recreation (DEER) Program will offer a hands-on nature experience where participants can commune with nature and gain respect and knowledge of the natural environment.Arroyo GrandeCA
San Mateo County Office of EducationRegion 4San Mateo650-747-0414 Mateo Outdoor Education is a 5 day/4 night residential environmental education program for the county's 5th and 6th grade students. Over 5,000 students, 600 high school cabin leaders and 200 classroom teacher attend the program annually.Redwood CityCA
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles CountyRegion 11Los Angeles562-908-4288 x2311 Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management and, in doing so, convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy, and recycled materials. We serve 78 cities in Los Angeles County, covering 850 square miles and approximately 5.6 million people. The agency operates 1410 miles of main trunk sewers, 11 wastewater treatments plants, 2 sanitary landfills, 2 gas-to-energy facilities, 1 recycle centers, 2 transfer/materials recovery facilities, and participate in the operation of 2 refuse-to-energy facilities.WhittierCA
Santa Ana ZooRegion 9BOrange714-647-6575 instill a passion for the natural world through recreation, conservation, and education.Santa AnaCA
Santa Barbara ChannelkeeperRegion 8Santa Barbara805-563-3377http://www.sbck.orgSanta Barbara Channelkeeper's mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement. We work on the water and in the communities along the Santa Barbara Channel to monitor water quality, restore aquatic ecosystems, advocate for clean water, enforce environmental laws, and educate and engage citizens in implementing solutions to water pollution and aquatic habitat degradation.Santa BarbaraCA
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control DistrictRegion 8Santa Barbara805-961-8800http://www.OurAir.orgOur mission is to protect the people and the environment of Santa Barbara County from the effects of air pollution.Santa BarbaraCA
Santa Barbara County Water AgencyRegion 8Santa Barbara805-568-3440 Santa Barbara County Water Agency manages a number of regional programs which include: (1) implementation and partial funding of operational programs such as the cloud seeding program, (2) implementation of the regional water efficiency program, and (3) development of county-wide hydrologic data and development of hydrologic models.Santa BarbaraCA
Santa Barbara Wildlife Care NetworkRegion 8Santa Barbara805-681-1019http://www.sbwcn.orgOur mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the wild sick, injured, orphaned, or oil-impaired wildlife animals and to educate the public about living in harmony with wildlife.GoletaCA
Santa Catalina Island ConservancyRegion 11Los Angeles310-510-1445http://www.catalinaconservancy.orgOur mission is to be a responsible steward of our lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation.AvalonCA
Santa Clara County Parks & RecreationRegion 5Santa Clara408-355-2200http://www.parkhere.orgProvide, protect, and preserve regional parklands for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this, and future generations.Los GatosCA
Santa Clara Valley Audubon SocietyRegion 5Santa Clara408-252-3747 Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society was founded in 1926 and with over 3,000 members is one of the largest National Audubon Society chapters in California. Our Mission is to preserve, to enjoy, to restore and to foster public awareness of native birds and their ecosystems, mainly in Santa Clara County.CupertinoCA
Santa Clara Valley Water DistrictRegion 5Santa Clara408-265-2600http://www.valleywater.orgThe mission of the water district is to provide Silicon Valley safe clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy. The education outreach program exists to strengthen community relations and outreach by establishing a foundation for understanding and appreciation of water resources in Santa Clara County through early childhood, elementary, middle, high school and college educational programs.San JoseCA
Santa Clarita Environmental Education ConsortiumRegion 11Los Angeles661-362-3188http://sceec.orgThe mission of SCEEC is to proactively provide educational resources to promote environmental literacy in Santa Clarita valley. It aims to establish environmental resources for educators and students; create and provide exemplary supplementary curriculum; as well as contribute to the revitalization of K-14 students? love for environmental science.Santa ClaritaCA
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural HistoryRegion 5Santa Cruz831-420-6115 people with nature and inspiring stewardship of the natural worldSanta CruzCA
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaRegion 11Los Angeles805-370-2301 Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park System, protects one of the world's last remaining examples of a Mediterranean ecosystem and maintains the area's unique natural, cultural and scenic resources, unimpaired for future generations. We provide an inter-linking system of parklands and open space that offer compatible recreation and education opportunities that are accessible to a diverse public.Thousand OaksCA
Save Our ShoresRegion 5Santa Cruz831-462-5660http://www.saveourshores.orgCaring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action.Santa CruzCA
Save The BayRegion 4Alameda510-463-6850 The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961. Save The Bay engages more than 50,000 supporters, advocates, and volunteers to protect the Bay from pollution and reckless shoreline development and make it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay is leading a region-wide effort to re-establish 100,000 acres of tidal marsh that are essential for a healthy Bay. Volunteers from the community, local businesses, and schools work with our science team to perform hands-on restoration of the Bay shoreline. Save The Bay inspires the next generation of Bay activists through our award-winning restoration education programs.OaklandCA
Save the Redwoods LeagueStatewideStatewide888-836-0005http://www.savetheredwoods.orgThe mission of Save the Redwoods League is to protect and restore redwood forests and connect people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.San FranciscoCA
Save The WhalesRegion 5Monterey831-899-9957http://www.savethewhales.orgSave The Whales is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1977 and located in Seaside, California. Our purpose is to educate children and adults about marine mammals, their environment and their preservation. Save The Whales provides educational programs around the Monterey Bay for grades 1-12, called ?WHALES ON WHEELS WOW?,? which brings the ocean into the classroom through hands-on educational activities and problem-solving games, visual aids, and marine mammal artifacts. Seven different WOW? programs have been developed, each with a different marine-oriented focus. The programs include: sea otters, whales, marine mammal adaptations, sea turtles and marine debris, ocean noise pollution, and the land and sea watershed model. For example, the ?Land & Sea Watershed Model? features an enviroscape model that allows children to ?pollute? a neighborhood, create ?rain? with squirt bottles, and then observe how pollutants flow downstream through creeks and storm drains into the ocean. Each WOW? educational unit consists of an approximately 60-minute program. All of the WOW? programs are taught by qualified marine biology instructors and align with State Science Curriculum Standards. Our programs inspire students as to how they can effect positive change in their environment. Save The Whales has a proven track record for excellent outreach programs and to date has reached over 300,000 students with hands-on presentations. We often have grant funds to offer the programs to teachers FREE of charge. Teacher and community partner reviews can be read at:
SaveNature.OrgStatewideStatewide415-648-3392http://www.savenature.orgOur mission is to inspire people of all ages to connect with nature by providing opportunities to save critical habitats around the world and enriching science education in local San Francisco ? Bay Area schools. Our work invests in communities to make a commitment of stewardship for nature. We have a 25 year track record of supporting global conservation efforts and enriching environmental education through special conservation programs and supportive partnerships.San FranciscoCA
SBCEORegion 8Santa Barbara805-964-4711 serve as an intermediary between the CDE and the 20 districts that we serve within our county boundaries. We provide professional learning and support to teachers and administrators countywide.Santa BarbaraCA
Schatz Energy Research CenterRegion 1Humboldt707-826-4345 the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) on California?s North Coast, we are working to establish clean energy technologies in our society. We specialize in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hydrogen energy systems. Our work involves research and development, technology demonstration, project development, energy systems analysis, and education and training. In addition, we perform feasibility studies, resource assessments, and energy planning studies. We are affiliated with Humboldt State University?s Environmental Resources Engineering program and provide a rare opportunity for undergraduate and graduate engineering students to acquire hands-on experience with emerging energy technologies.ArcataCA
School Water Education Progam (SWEP)Region 4Solano707-678-1655 x101 non-regulatory special district to the State of California, Solano Resource Conservation District (RCD) was originally formed in 1944 to provide flood protection in the Ulatis watershed. Today we work closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and wide variety of other partners throughout the County on a watershed scale.DixonCA
Schools of SustainabilityStatewideStatewidehttp://www.schoolsofsustainability.comDoes your school need help with the filmmaking process? We provide 2 half-day filmmaking workshops for students. At the heart of the SOS program lies the desire to inspire students to learn about the world and how we can take care of it, reframing the association with sustainability to be one of endless design opportunities. Developing a deep understanding of interconnectedness, the students learn how sustainability is something they are a part of and something they can create change within. Through the lens of real world challenges, the workshops are designed to empower the students to use their innate creative abilities and share their ideas. Filled with team challenges, group discussions and hands on activities, students will learn the framework and technical skills needed to create compelling stories and make short films about them. Workshop 1. Story Building We begin the conversation around sustainability, finding inspiration, and how to cultivate creative ideas. Through games, short films, and group activities, we aim to foster a sense of global interconnectedness and an interest in active participation. After a creative brainstorming session we will explore the art of storytelling. Students will be building the foundations crucial to making their visions visible to others. Workshop 2. Filmmaking During this workshop, the students will be guided through the various aspects of turning their stories into short films. We will explore the details of what makes a compelling film, learn technical skills with professional film equipment, integrate school technology, setup a green screen, capture ideas with cameras we provide, cover the basics of editing, and introduce helpful apps for the filmmaking process.SebastopolCA
Schools PowerStatewideStatewidehttp://www.schoolspower.comThe Renewable Energy Projects by Schools Power include standards-based, project-based, collaborative learning lessons that provide students engaging hands-on, integrated learning experiences. The project lessons are correlated to the State Standards and the Common Core Standards. They are designed to deepen students? understanding of sustainable energy, while providing practice of their STEM skills. The middle school and high school projects each include a series of up to15 daily lessons designed for 55-minute class periods. Teachers may choose to assign all of the lessons or just selected lessons as needed.San AnselmoCA
SCICON- Clemmie Gill School of Science and ConservationRegion 7Tulare559-539-2642 is the outdoor school of science and conservation operated by the Tulare County Office of Education. It is located on 1100 acres above Springville. Last year, the school was visited by over 15,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students for a one-day or week-long experience in outdoor education, natural science and conservation. SCICON is a product of over 50 years of school and community involvement. Community support has enabled this state-of-the-art environmental education school to become a model for similar programs throughout the country. SCICON is host to its own natural history museum, raptor center, planetarium and observatory, and tree nursery.SpringvilleCA
Science & Environmental Education DevelopmentRegion 8San Luis Obispo805-835-7659http://www.sciencecurric.orgScience & Environmental Education Development (SEED) is dedicated to developing environmental and science programs for government agencies and non-profits, including curricula, interpretive products, signage, grant development, teacher eduction programs, and supplemental student programs.CambriaCA
SCRAP HumboldtRegion 1Humboldt707-822-2452 Humboldt is a project of SCRAP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.ArcataCA
Sea & Sage Audubon SocietyRegion 9BOrange949-261-7963http://www.seaandsageaudubon.orgSea and Sage Audubon is a leader in creating an understanding of nature in Orange County through conservation, research, and environmental education programs for children and adults. This is accomplished with classes, field activities, publications, and volunteer opportunities.IrvineCA
SEA LabRegion 11Los Angeles310-318-7438 SEA Lab is an education program for K-12 that employs and mentors youg adults for the purpose of instilling the message of stewardship of our natural resources by increasing the public's awareness of the direct link between urban and ocean environments through educational programs and community service projects. If you have a Field Trip opportunity for the year we recommend ourselves as the optimum choice. You'll get a chance to see animals at our facility and then do lab work in our gigantic outdoor lab - the Beach! Our program is designed to meet the California State Science Standards, particularly in the Life Science requirements.Redondo BeachCA
SEEDS Arts and EducationRegion 9BOrange949-322-9597http://www.seedsed.orgSEEDS? is a non-profit organization located in Laguna Beach, California. Our mission is to fund quality educational enrichment programs for children, families and their respective communities, award grants to specialized educators, and provide scholarships to children in financial need. SEEDS offers public programs with a focus in The Arts, Wellness, and Environmental Stewardship.Laguna BeachCA
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National ParksStatewideStatewide559-565-3341 National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.Three RiversCA
Sequoia Park ZooRegion 1Humboldt707-441-4263http://www.sequoiaparkzoo.netSequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.EurekaCA
Sequoia Riverlands TrustRegion 7Tulare559-738-0211 Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust dedicated to conserving California's heartland and the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. The wealth, productivity and beauty of this land inspire our work to conserve it for the prosperity and enjoyment of future generations.VisaliaCA
Seymour Marine Discovery CenterRegion 5Santa Cruz831-459-3800http://seymourcenter.ucsc.eduOn the bluffs overlooking Monterey Bay, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center is dedicated to educating people about the role marine science plays in the understanding and conservation of the world?s ocean. Education programs are built around: ? Field trips focused on inquiry-based marine science labs and tours of Long Marine Laboratory ? interactive exhibits focused on research conducted by scientists here at our marine lab and around the world ? an aquarium representing more than 80 different species ? enriching interpretive programs and field experiences ? blue and gray whale skeletons ? life-size elephant seal sculptures ? invertebrate and shark touch pools ? the adjacent Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve. Come visit! We are open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.Santa CruzCA
SFUSD Environmental Science CenterRegion 4San Francisco 1978, SFUSD has partnered with the National Park Service Golden Gate National Recreation Area to provide no-fee (2) day, (1) night supported science programming for SFUSD classrooms in their local, coastal national park. The mission of the San Francisco Unified School District is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential. The mission of the United States National Park Service is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.San FranciscoCA
Sharing Nature WorldwideStatewideStatewide530-478-7650http://www.sharingnature.comSharing Nature Worldwide is dedicated to helping children and adults deepen their relationship with nature. We use creative, life-changing nature activities and Flow Learning?, a revolutionary teaching system fosters empathy and makes ecological principles come alive.Nevada CityCA
Shoreline at Mountain View650-903-6392 provide a regional open space facility that is maintained in a safe and healthy atmosphere for passive recreation; to protect, preserve, and enhance wildlife habitat and the integrity of the natural environment and to promote stewardship and education through interpretive resources.Mountain ViewCA
Sierra Club John Muir Education TeamRegion 7Tulare559-697-3525 mission of the John Muir Education Team is to: recognize the importance of John Muir, whose words and deeds continue to inspire us to appreciate and protect our natural heritage encourage appropriate activities and events commemorating his life and legacy inspire all people through his example to experience nature first-hand and to become involved in conservation and the protection of wilderness and biological diversity The John Muir Education Team assists people: to learn about John Muir through its educational publications, website, and curricula; to commemorate Muir's life through John Muir Day celebrated annually on April 21; and by accomplishing John Muir's unfinished business.VisaliaCA
Sierra Club Santa Margarita GroupRegion 10Riverside951-760-1131, Enjoy, and Protect the PlanetTemeculaCA
Sierra Foothill ConservancyRegion 7Fresno559-855-3473http://www.sierrafoothill.orgThe grasslands, foothills, and forests between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks provide land for farms and ranches, a home for native plants and wildlife, and a source of clean water. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy honors our natural and cultural heritage by protecting these resources and ensuring that present and future generations will continue to experience and enjoy the land in this region.PratherCA
Sierra Nevada JourneysRegion 2Plumas530-832-1085http://www.sierranevadajourneys.orgOur mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.PortolaCA
Sierra Nevada JourneysRegion 3Sacramento916-827-0765http://www.sierranevadajourneys.orgOur mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.SacramentoCA
Six Siblings Agriculture509-304-4813 approach to agriculture is interactive in all ways! We ?design custom polyculture growth strategies to reduce the initial capital and time investments necessary for establishing food security. Our passion for providing sustainable solutions is driven by challenges faced by farmers in specific ecological regions. We translate grower and breeder inputs into desired outcomes. It is our personal goal to increase efficiency, sustainability and yield as well as educate the next generation of farmers and botanists about modern agricultural techniques.RiversideCA
SJSU Science Education Resource Center408-924-4884http://serc.sjsu.eduAt the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) we are committed to inspiring and assisting educators & SJSU students to teach STEM content by providing free resources, programs and consultation with the ultimate goal of helping their students to connect, discover, and explore the world of science.San JoseCA
Slide Ranch415-381-6155http://www.slideranch.orgThe mission of Slide Ranch is to connect the Bay Area with farm-based environmental education that focuses on the principles of sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. By cooking, gardening, caring for animals and exploring country and coast, we teach students and families to see the connection between their own choices, a healthy food system and a healthy, resilient environment.Muir BeachCA
SLO Permaculture Guild805-927-5922http://www.slopermaculture.netPermaculture education that cares for the earth, cares for people and shares the wealth with all life forms. The SLO Permaculture Guild is a regional initiative to regenerate thriving social, environmental and economic systems in San Luis Obispo County based around three core ethics of Care for the Earth, Care for all People, Share the Wealth.CambriaCA
Solar Schoolhouse - Rahus Institute707-829-3154http://www.solarschoolhouse.orgSolar Schoolhouse primary mission is to help raise energy literacy, starting with sunshine, the primary energy source on Earth. Students become active participants in shaping a clean energy future. Teacher workshops, curriculum, hands-on kits & projects are available.SebastopolCA
Sonoma County Water AgencyRegion 1Sonoma707-526-5370http://www.sonomacountywater.orgThe mission of the Sonoma County Water Agency is to effectively manage the water resources in our care for the benefit of people and the environment through resource and environmental stewardship, technical innovation and responsible fiscal management.Santa RosaCA
Sonoma County Wildlife RescueRegion 1Sonoma707-992-0274http://www.scwildliferescue.orgSonoma County Wildlife Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, and the promotion of understanding and appreciation of wildlife through our Education Outreach Program.CotatiCA
Sonoma Ecology CenterRegion 1Sonoma707-996-0712 mission of Sonoma Ecology Center is to work with our community to enhance and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley. Since 1990, we?ve worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley?s natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.EldridgeCA
Sonoma Resource Conservation DistrictRegion 1Sonoma707-569-1448http://www.sonomarcd.orgThe Sonoma Resource Conservation District is a non-regulatory, local, special district empowered to manage soil, water, fish and wildlife resources for conservation. In existence since the 1940s, RCDs are local grassroots conservation delivery systems that identify local conservation problems and guide solutions on a voluntary basis. The Sonoma RCD covers 919,000 acres, or over 85% of Sonoma County, and includes the Russian River, Petaluma River, Sonoma Creek, Stemple Creek, and Gualala River Watersheds. The RCD is almost exclusively grant and fee for service funded with a small amount of local property tax leveraged in to millions of dollars each year. The Sonoma RCD has staff with expertise in a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural disciplines, education and outreach, policy, and fundraising, and is governed by a board of directors that are local landowners in the District.Santa RosaCA
Sonoma State University PreservesRegion 1Sonoma707-664-3416 to support academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences by providing place-based education and research experiences. We welcome visitors of all ages and affiliations engaged in research and education at our 3 Preserves: Galbreath Wildlands Preserve, Fairfield Osborn Preserve, and Los Guillicos Preserves.Rohnert ParkCA
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)Region 11Los Angeles909-396-2000http://www.aqmd.govSCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, among the smoggiest regions of the U.S. We are committed to protecting the health of residents, while remaining sensitive to businesses.Diamond BarCA
South Yuba River Citizens League530-265-5961http://www.yubariver.orgSYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by our love for this watershed, we advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea.Nevada CityCA
Southern California Mountains Foundation909-382-2796http://www.mountainsfoundation.orgThe Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that (1) supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training and hands-on service projects; (2) protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; (3) provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment; and (4) collaborates with multi-agencies to help create healthy forested and urban communities.San BernardinoCA
Southern Sustainable Resources415-480-9670 Sustainable Resources (SSR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of natural resources to for the benefit of the environment and all people.VacavilleCA
SPARC310-822-9560http://www.sparcmurals.orgABOUT SPARC SPARC?s Inherent Nature: SPARC was born in a time of change ? the 1970s. It has, since its inception, been a catalyst for social change through the arts and a home for artistic innovation. Being a catalyst has often meant handling the many currents that flow through historical events at the moment they are occurring and working outside of typical art venues in the places where people live and work. SPARC is a facilitator ? finding ways to tell richly textured stories that help community participants and artists achieve a measure of change and transformation. SPARC endeavors to communicate to the larger public ? the means of communication may take many forms, from built architectural monuments, to murals or to new technological spaces such as the internet. Creating Sites of Public Memory: The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) was founded in 1976 by Chicana muralist and educator Judith F. Baca, filmmaker/director Donna Deitch and Artist/Teacher Christina Schlesinger. Since 1993, Debra J.T. Padilla has served as Executive Director. SPARC is a community cultural center that creates public art as a vehicle to promote civic dialogue, foster cross-cultural understanding, and address critical social issues. We accomplish our mission by producing, preserving and teaching methods to create community-based, public art. SPARC?s intention is: to examine what we choose to memorialize through public art, to devise and produce excellent artworks responsive to articulated community needs through innovative community participatory processes, that include creative visualization and collaborative teams composed of local residents of all ages. SPARC is proud of its rich legacy of artwork that provides an ethnic face for our city. SPARC?s public projects, which are national and international in scope, now number in Los Angeles alone in the 100?s and are considered among the most important landmarks of our city. Since 1976 SPARC has been working in Los Angeles? communities, including poor and immigrant communities with youth and their families as participants in the production of public monuments ? artworks that make their stories evident to local, national and international audiences. Through the expansion of the American historical narrative, SPARC seeks to create understanding between diverse ethnic groups and respect for the significant contributions made by diverse populations that make up a nation of immigrants. SPARC has remained committed to its values as a socially responsible organization utilizing art to bring about social change. We also remain committed to helping communities find their voice, giving them public expression, and having others hear it; while breaking down barriers, real and perceived, between and within communities. What we do is as much about community transformation and creating permanent sites of public memory as it is about public art.VeniceCA
Spare the Air Youth415-749-4900http://www.sparetheairyouth.comA part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)?s Climate Initiatives Program, completed in partnership with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Spare the Air Youth seeks to educate, inspire, and empower Bay Area youth and their families to change transportation habits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled, while also providing a regional resource for students, parents, teachers and program providers.San FranciscoCA
Spaulding Wooden Boat Center415-332-3179http://www.spauldingcenter.orgSWBC?s mission is to provide a gateway to wooden boat building, traditions, and seamanship for people from all walks of life. We have 4 areas of focus. Programs, Restoration, Community and Boatworks. Spaulding offers both open enrollment (Saturday boat building, summer camp) and custom programs (schools, nonprofits, community groups). See our website for more details. Students learn how to plan, build, launch and sail wooden boats. SCHOOLS: For schools, boat building programs can be tailored to fit to meet common core and next generation science standards. In addition, student programs can integrate interdisciplinary approaches that target reading, writing, social sciences and math skills. Environmental Sciences: We are a working boatyard that has installed (through a Baykeeper grant) cutting edge toxic waste and heavy metal containment and disposal systems. What we do, our site, facility, history and location lend themselves to engaging programs with high interest and high pay-off for student learning and engagement.SasaulitoCA
Stanford University, School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences650-725-2410The Stanford University School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences develops the knowledge, talent and leadership to understand the changing Earth and to help solve the enormous resource and environmental challenges facing the world now and in the decades ahead. Our mission is to train students and future leaders, and educate the broader public, including teachers, in the Earth and environmental sciences.StanfordCA
STAR Eco StationRegion 11Los Angeles310-842-8060http://www.ecostation.orgWHO WE ARE STAR Eco Station is an exotic wildlife rescue and environmental science center. Working in collaboration with United States Fish and Wildlife Service and other government and environmental organizations, STAR Eco Station provides a last-chance for illegal or abandoned at risk exotic wildlife. Our Culver City facility is currently home to over 200 rescued exotic animals, including parrots, reptiles, fish, bobcats, and small mammals. Erick Sr. and Katya Bozzi and their children, Erick Jr. and Katiana, founded the Culver City Eco Station in 1997 as a division of STAR Inc. WHAT WE DO STAR Eco Station's mission is "Preservation through Education." It carries out this mission every day through school programs, guided tours, fieldtrips, assemblies, workshops, community events, children's day camp. Hands on interactions with our rescued exotic animals highlight the importance of conserving our natural resources. Customized lessons are developed following California State Science Standards, offering innovative and creative ways to learn about the environment and its inhabitants. Many of our animal ambassadors are able to find their forever homes through our active adoptions program, continuously opening up spaces to rescue more exotic animals in need. STAR Eco Station hosts several annual events, including Los Angeles' largest Earth Day event. Children's Earth Day showcases eco-friendly exhibitors, environmental non-profit partners, green activities, and nearly 40,000 visitors per year.Culver CityCA
State Education and Environment RoundtableStatewideStatewide858-676-0272http://www.seer.orgSEER was founded as a cooperative endeavor of 16 state departments of education. SEER works to enhance student achievement, improve K-12 instructional practices and help schools achieve their improvement goals by implementing the EIC Model?. SEER's staff: * conducts institutes for K-12 educators interested in learning how to implement the EIC Model? * provides technical support for schools implementing the EIC Model? * operates a national demonstration network of EIC Model? schools * investigates the academic and behavioral efficacy of environment-based education * carries out program evaluations related to school improvement activities, and * provides technical support to state education agencies, resources management agencies and non-profit education organizations. All of SEER's work is focused on promoting and supporting ?Environment-based education? (EBE). SEER defines EBE as a framework for instruction that focuses on standards-based educational results by using the environment and related issues as a context for instruction. EBE has at its core three major goals: helping students achieve success with academic content standards; developing their understanding of interactions between natural and human social systems; and preparing students to be active members of a civil society with the skills they need to identify and resolve environmental issues. EBE is designed to help students become proficient with state and school district standards, including the Common Core State Standards. It is designed to function as an integral part of a school?s standards-based academic program and can be used to teach English-language arts, math, science, and history-social science, as well as incorporate other disciplines, such as technology, art, and music. EBE is not a separate topic with its own discrete academic content.PowayCA
Stewards of the Coast and RedwoodsRegion 1Sonoma707-869-9177 of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards), formerly known as Stewards of Slavianka is a non-profit, environmental and interpretive organization that works in partnership with California State Parks in the Russian River District to support volunteer, education and stewardship programs. We are comprised of an active 10-15 member Board of Directors, Executive Director, Programs Manager and administrative staff and a membership of over 550 supporters. There are approximately 86 other associations like Stewards throughout the State of California. Each association has a contractual relationship with State Parks and operates on State Park property to fulfill their mission. Stewards was launched in the early 1980s with grass-roots environmentalists and State Parks staff working together. The Russian River District Cooperating Association, Stewards of Slavianka, was incorporated as a non-profit public benefit corporation in 1985. Stewards began with two programs, Seal Watch and Whale Watch on the Sonoma Coast State Park (SP) beaches. By 1987, volunteers had organized themselves at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (SNR) where they opened a small visitor center and began leading nature walks. In 1990, the volunteers saw their dream of a new visitor center become a reality when a trailer was purchased for this purpose. In 1992, Stewards funded a new visitor center at Salt Point State Park overlooking spectacular Gerstle Cove. In 1997, Stewards began operating the visitor center in Jenner, overlooking the Russian River estuary. In 2003, Stewards? members voted to change the name in order to increase funding and volunteer support through greater name recognition. Our vision is to provide the public with opportunities for personal inspiration, satisfaction and nurturing of spirit and intellect through environmental stewardship programs. Stewards envisions a corps of volunteers with the skills and knowledge to protect and restore the environment through educational outreach. Promoting the preservation and restoration of existing and newly acquired parkland will provide the public with opportunities for multi-use access and greater enjoyment of the resources in our State Parks.GuernevilleCA
Stockton Area Water SuppliersRegion 6San Joaquin209-444-3126, The Stockton Area Water Suppliers, is an association of water professionals from the California Water Service Company, the City of Stockton, Stockton East Water District and San Joaquin County. We understand that one of the best ways to encourage the wise use of water is to educate our young citizens about the precious nature of water as a necessary resource for society's survival.StocktonCA
Strategic Energy InnovationsRegion 4Marin415-507-2181 Energy Innovations (SEI) develops and delivers solutions customized to help communities accomplish their sustainability goals.San RafaelCA
Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE)Region 4Alameda510-526-1793http://www.sagecenter.orgA primary goal of the Sunol AgPark is to provide public education about sustainable agriculture and natural resource stewardship, and promote a connection between urban residents and their regional watershed lands. These education and interpretive programs for students, teachers, and community groups are fundamental to the Sunol AgPark model. SAGE offers programs for students that foster understanding of the connection between good nutrition, local agricultural production, and natural resource stewardship. SAGE can offer free transportation through the Science by Nature bus fund, to cover the cost of a bus for schools with 70 subsidized school lunch program for ~60 students. Transportation funds are limited on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply ASAP!BerkeleyCA
Teach Outside510-367-6553http://www.teachoutside.orgNature. Natural History. Natural Learning. Discover ecological ties that bind. Go play in the Dirt. ? Based on the principles set forth by Robin Moore?s Natural Learning Initiative, Richard Louv?s work on the principles of ?no child left inside? and ?nature deficit disorder,? and Paul K. Dayton?s sense of urgency in natural history education, we combine proven developmental theories with outdoor education. ? We are committed to encouraging both teaching and learning, as well as vast amounts of unstructured time, in aesthetically pleasing outdoor environments. ? Our goals are to stimulate people?s innate love of nature, to improve science education at all levels by using discoveries in nature to achieve curricular goals, and to ensure the survival of healthy ecosystems and their stewards.AlbanyCA
Teaching Enhancement Program831-771-4431 Teaching Enhancement Program (TEP) is designed to enable teachers to present current, relevant topics in marine biology and oceanography to their students.Moss LandingCA
Ten StrandsStatewideStatewide415-441-2982http://www.tenstrands.orgOur mission is to partner strategically to promote, support, and strengthen interactive, experiential, effective, and inclusive environment-based education for all K?12 students. We work collaboratively to ensure that teachers have access to high-quality, standards- and environment-based instructional materials, professional development opportunities, and outdoor education resources, so they can provide students with engaging environment-based learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.San FranciscoCA
The 1:1 MovementRegion 9ASan Diegohttp://www.1to1movement.orgThe 1:1 Movement creates healthier, cleaner, greener and more vibrant communities through positive educational outreach. Our educational programs range from K-12 classrooms in addition to courses open to community members on advanced homesteading practices. In addition to our educational programs, 1:1 works with local businesses and administrations to include conservation into business models and best practices strategies. Our approach focuses on empowering community members to realize the environmental, economic, and health benefits of making sustainable minded decisions instead of criticizing them for currently unsustainable behaviors. 1 : 1 believes in motivating our community to feel that they?re part of the solution instead of chastising them for being part of the problem.San DiegoCA
The 5 Gyres InstituteRegion 11Los Angeleshttp://www.5gyres.orgThe 5 Gyres Institute ( is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of plastic waste in the world?s oceans and watersheds through education, scientific research, and action-based solutions. Utilizing research based scientific findings, 5 Gyres engages corporate partners, policymakers, and the general public to reduce plastic pollution by improving product design, recovery systems, and by highlighting individual responsibility for plastic waste.Santa MonicaCA
The Bird School ProjectRegion 5Santa Cruz818-633-9157http://birdschoolproject.orgThe Bird School Project aims to foster awareness, knowledge, and love for local natural places and creatures through bird watching. The basis of our approach to teaching is modeled after Ken Norris and many of the natural history faculty at UC Santa Cruz. Using observational techniques, binoculars, and field journals, The Bird School Project inspires students and teachers to develop a scientific understanding and appreciation for their local environment through natural history field methods and outdoor experiential learning focused on birds in the schoolyard.Santa CruzCA
The California EnvirothonRegion 7Merced209-722-4119 x115http://www.caenvirothon.comThe California Envirothon will provide youth with natural resources experiences to promote a sense of personal stewardship of the natural environment and to empower them to take take responsibility for the wise use of those resources for future generations.MercedCA
The Cavity Conservation InitiativeRegion 9BOrangehttp://www.cavityconservation.comTo protect birds that need tree-cavities for nesting and to pursue sustainable solutions to the loss of their habitat through public education and the promotion of land management policies that also benefit other wildlife that depend on dying trees.Laguna NiguelCA
The Center for Environmental Literacy at Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaRegion 4Contra Costa925-631-0721 Center for Environmental Literacy explores and promotes educational programming and professional development opportunities for educators to integrate nature and the arts into academic curricula designed for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as for Saint Mary's research and coursework.MoragaCA
The Discovery Center559-251-5533http://www.thediscoverycenter.netFounded in 1954, The Discovery Center is a non-profit science education center that is fully self-funded. We do not receive any funding from the City of Fresno. We deliver science successfully to thousands of children each year in a variety of ways, including field trips, camps, outreach, birthday parties and more.FresnoCA
The Ecology CenterRegion 9BOrange949-443-4223http://theecologycenter.orgThe Ecology Center, in San Juan Capistrano, is a non-profit educational center that teaches hands-on environmental solutions at the household, workplace and community level. Join us to create a healthier tomorrow.San Juan CapistranoCA
The Gardens at Heather Farm925-947-1678http://www.gardenshf.orgThe mission of The Gardens at Heather Farm is to educate and inspire our community about sustainable gardening and stewardship practices that preserve and protect our environment.Walnut CreekCA
The Green Team Project678-270-0495http://www.greenteamproject.orgThe Green Team Project (GTP) is a grassroots environmental non-profit project of the Tides Center whose focus is to empower and motivate people to make a difference environmentally through their own practices. We are dedicated to changing long-term consumption behavior, increasing environmental awareness and stewardship, creating a greater sense of community, improving the quality of life, and having fun. Green Team Project has educational programs for every member of the community. Through Green Teams, individuals, businesses, schools, and other organizations turn good intentions into concrete positive environmental action. The Green Team program for schools, Educate & Act, is a free program that offers 21 lesson units that cover a large range of environmental topics.Atlantic BeachCA
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County805-549-9319 Statement Through voluntary and collaborative measures, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County works to permanently protect and enhance lands having important scenic, agricultural, habitat and cultural values for the benefit of people and wildlife. Accomplishing Our Mission We use a comprehensive approach to conservation to forever ensure the protection of special places in our community, both for us and for future generations. Conserve: Land acquisition, easements, planning & studies Care: Restoration, stewardship, monitoring Connect: Community education, events, volunteeringSan Luis ObispoCA
The Living Coast Discovery Center619-409-5900 Living Coast Discovery Center inspires care and exploration of the living Earth by connecting people with coastal animals, plants and habitats.Chula VistaCA
The Marine Mammal CenterRegion 4Marin415-289-7325 mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals?their health and that of their ocean environment?and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.SausalitoCA
The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)209-482-5663http://www.need.orgThe mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. NEED works with energy companies, agencies and organizations to bring balanced energy programs to the nation's schools with a focus on strong teacher professional development, timely and balanced curriculum materials, signature program capabilities and turn-key program management.ManassasCA
The Ocean Adventure800-760-6089http://www.TheOceanAdventure.comA School Assembly that is like a Field Trip that Comes to You! Exciting STEAM programs that combine science and fine art to get students excited about the underwater world and about pursuing careers in marine science and technology. High-energy, fast-paced, multimedia programs that combine actual specimens, biological models, life-sized (or larger-than-life) inflatable animals, unique props, costumes, creative dramatics, storytelling techniques, high-tech SCUBA diving equipment, audience participation, and breathtaking underwater HD digital video and photography.IrvineCA
The Water Conservation Garden & Ms. Smarty-Plants?619-660-0614 x16http://www.thegarden.orgThe Water Conservation Garden, home to Ms. Smarty-Plants? youth education programs, has nearly six acres of trails that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as native plant and habitat gardens, fruit and vegetable, and how-to displays for mulch, rainwater capture, irrigation, and compost.El CajonCA
The Wildlands ConservancyStatewideStatewide909-797-8507 preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.FerndaleCA
The Wildlands Conservancy - Desert Preserves760-369-7105http://www.wildlandsconservancy.orgMission: To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth, and provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature. Outdoor or place-based education is an essential part of ecological and environmental literacy. We encourage learning based on discovery, the senses and scientific observation and questioning. Our school, scout, family and group programs are designed to encourage repeat visitation, paving the way for life-long relationships with the extraordinary wild places our preserves protect. Watershed ecology, protection and conservation are key themes for all our education programs. School programs are offered free of charge for Kindergarten through college levels. Most programs are at Whitewater and Mission Creek Preserves. At this time, Pioneertown Mountains Preserves focuses on a middle and high school Citizen Science Project to monitor climate change at the Preserve. The focus grade levels are 4th, 5th, 6th and high school. Programs are about 3 hours long and are led by staff and docent volunteers. Program options include both NGSS and CA Science Standards content and themes. High school programs concentrate on volunteer stewardship projects and career pathways, as well as watershed ecology and stewardship. Camping programs are encouraged for schools and small groups. Our weekend family education program is designed to help families take advantage of our preserves on a regular basis, while becoming more comfortable, competent and environmentally responsible in the outdoors.PioneertownCA
The Wildlands Conservancy-Wind Wolves Preserve661-858-1115 Wildlands Conservancy owns and operates California's largest nonprofit nature preserve system. This preserve system includes 12 magnificent landscapes spanning over 145,000 acres of diverse mountain, valley, desert, river and ocean front properties. The Wildlands Conservancy also funded the largest conservation land gift to the American people in U.S. history - over 560,000 acres. Operating exclusively with private funding, TWC purchases and restores landscapes and builds national park quality visitor facilities that are open to the public at no cost. Over the past ten years, TWC has been California's nonprofit leader in providing free outdoor education programs for school children. For the past ten years, The Wildlands Conservancy has been Southern California's leader in providing free outdoor education programs to urban youth. This has been accomplished by providing programs for nearly 25,000 children each year at our preserves and providing funds for nature-based field trips and a week-long outdoor science school for an additional 60,000 children each year. TWC's mission: To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.BakersfieldCA
The Wildwoods Foundation213-989-1955http://www.WildwoodsFoundation.orgThe Wildwoods Foundation teaches individuals to understand and apply the principles of ecology to achieve harmony in our communities.Los AngelesCA
THinc Green LLC908-256-9304http://www.THinc.greenWe provide customized science learning ? from the classroom to the boardroom ? that inspires conservation and sustainability for the next generation. We envision a world in which every individual understands the impacts of his or her actions and makes informed, educated, deliberate decisions. We believe in holistic, interdisciplinary, engaging science education in and out of the classroom. We work in schools and with business as consultants and to develop curriculum, lessons, teacher guides, reports, executive summaries, trainings, workshops... you name it. Every piece is customized.MontereyCA
Three Rivers Education ProgramRegion 5Santa Cruz Rivers is a cross-cultural environmental education program coordinated by FISHBIO designed to connect people, rivers, and fish. The goal of the program is to help students from California and Laos teach and learn from one another about the importance of fish and rivers in their respective communities and local environments.Santa CruzCA
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (California State Parks)619-575-3613 mission of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Tijuana Estuary) Education Program is to provide interactive, hands-on, thematic, bilingual, environmental education to local and regional students and the community, working in partnership with local schools, community groups, and government agencies. The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve preserves, protects, and manages the natural and cultural resources of the Tijuana River Estuary by focusing on research and education with compatible recreation and resource use. The Reserve encompasses beach, dune, mudflat, salt marsh, riparian, coastal sage scrub, and upland habitats surrounded by the growing cities of Tijuana, Imperial Beach, and San Diego.Imperial BeachCA
TreePeopleRegion 11Los Angeles818-753-4600 mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world.Beverly HillsCA
Trinity County Resource Conservation District530-623-6004http://www.tcrcd.netThe Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) is a non-regulatory, local, special district formed in 1956 to help in the conservation of soil, water, fish and wildlife resources. RCDs are local grassroots conservation delivery systems that identify local conservation problems, work to obtain funding and help guide solutions as requested. Based in historic Weaverville, TCRCD spans the entire county. We are exclusively funded by grants, fee-for-service projects and work agreements with a wide variety of state, federal, regional and local partners. The District also manages the Young Family Ranch (YFR), a community agricultural trust property for the benefit of the community. Trinity RCD has staff with expertise in a wide variety of natural resource disciplines, education and outreach, policy, and fiscal management. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are local landowners in the District. Native peoples in Trinity County include the Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu. The District's mission is to assist people in protecting, managing, conserving and restoring the natural resources of Trinity County through information, education, technical assistance and project implementation programs. TCRCD envisions a balance between utilization and conservation of our natural resources. Through economic diversity and ecosystem management our communities will achieve and sustain a quality environment and healthy economy.WeavervilleCA
Tulare County Audubon Society559-784-2106 mission of Tulare County Audubon is to conserve, protect and to educate the public about the outdoors and the natural environment. We emphasize the education and conservation of birds, and encourage the protection of all our natural resources and the environment. We have free monthly field trips and programs open to the public. In addition, we offer several free evening mini-field trips at Pixley NWR in SW Tulare County between November and March to see 10,000 cranes, 15,000 ibis, and owls, as well as morning mini-field trips to view Bald Eagles at Success Lake near Portervile between mid-Dec. and March.VisaliaCA
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust415-882-7252http://www.tuolumne.orgThe Tuolumne River Trust is the voice for the River. We promote stewardship of the Tuolumne through: - Education, community outreach and adventures - Collaboration with a diverse array of stakeholders - On-the-ground restoration projects - Advocacy and grassroots organizing to demonstrate public support for our work We seek a healthy river that is: - Teeming with fish and wildlife - Safe for drinking, fishing and swimming - Held in trust as a refuge for our children and grandchildren We want every person who benefits from the Tuolumne to know that their food was grown from its water, their tap water comes from it, their wild salmon were hatched in its gravels, and their backpacking, fishing and rafting trip depend on its health. With offices in Sonora, Modesto and San Francisco, the Trust's staff, Board and Advisors along with our volunteer base, are putting down roots throughout the watershed and building the capacity necessary to achieve our vision.San FranciscoCA
Turtle &tortoise rescue of Arroyo Grande805 481-5222http://turtletortoiserescue.orgProtect endangered turtles &Tortoises thru education & captive breeding & rescue.Arroyo GrandeCA
Turtle Bay Exploration Park530-243-8850 Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens. At the gateway to the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay celebrates far Northern California as part of the world we share.ReddingCA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9213-244-1808 Human Health and the EnvironmentLos AngelesCA
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service916-775-4421 grounds can be a place of inquiry, discovery and imagination for children. The Schoolyard Habitat (SYH) Program connects kids with nature by helping teachers and students create native wildlife habitat on their school grounds. SYH projects give every student a chance to observe, learn from, and experience nature. This enhances their connection to the outdoors, reducing the effects of "nature deficit disorder". Projects use a hands-on approach to learning, which could be particularly important for special needs students. Teachers use SYH projects to provide learning experiences that align with Federal and state education goals and mandates, and as an integrating context for improving skills in core curriculum subjects such as science, math, reading and language arts.Elk GroveCA
U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service - Arcata Field OfficeRegion 1Humboldt707-822-7201 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a bureau within the Department of the Interior. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Objectives 1.Assist in the development and application of an environmental stewardship ethic for our society, based on ecological principles, scientific knowledge of fish and wildlife, and a sense of moral responsibility. 2. Guide the conservation, development, and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources. 3.Administer a national program to provide the public opportunities to understand, appreciate, and wisely use fish and wildlife resources.ArcataCA
UC Agriculture & Natural Resources- Cooperative ExtensionRegion 9BOrange949-653-1803http://www.oc4h.orgAbout our program... 4-H is an organization for youth ages 5-19 that promotes hands-on, experiential learning. 4-H welcomes youth members and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and all locations. Members have the opportunity to participate in the 4-H program through afterschool programs, community clubs, camps, events, conferences, and military partnership programs. Engaging Youth 4-H emphasizes enrichment education through inquiry based learning. Youth are encouraged to discover their passions, adopt a growth mindset, practice self-reflection and set goals. 4-H projects and programs are focused around the core content of citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering, and technology. Research shows that the 4-H Youth Development Program plays a special and vital role in the lives of America?s young people. Youth have the capacity to thrive when presented with resources for healthy development found in families, schools, and communities - regardless of their background, socioeconomic status, race, and gender. 4-H programs launch young people into healthy and productive lives. Positive Youth Development Positive youth development generally refers to a focus on the developmental characteristics which lead to positive behaviors and outcomes among young people. Positive youth development is a cornerstone of the 4-H program. Positive youth development occurs through an intentional process that provides opportunities, choices, relationships, and the support necessary for youth to fully reach their potential. 4-H's unique role in youth development is based upon scientifically valid research. We analyze and document our efforts to demonstrate an impact on youth and then disseminate our findings to further the field of youth development. We use this scientific base to anticipate problems and develop practical solutions in the communities we serve. A primary element of the 4-H mission is advancing the field of youth development. Youth development as a field of scientific inquiry is fairly new; the research is constantly and quickly growing. The program practices of 4-H are based on past and current research which includes Targeting Life Skills, Assets, Essential Elements, The Five C?s, and Community Action Framework. These frameworks of youth development are fully described in Heck & Subramaniam, ?Youth Development Frameworks?IrvineCA
UC California Naturalist ProgramStatewideStatewide707-744-1424 x104 mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service. The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California?s natural communities. The California Naturalist program uses a science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, and community service to instill a deep appreciation for the natural communities of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources. The California Naturalist Program promotes environmental literacy and stewardship through discovery and action. Many other states have similar naturalist programs, but this is the first statewide program in California. To become a certified California Naturalist, you will need to enroll in a 40+ hour course with one of our partner organizations. Aspiring Naturalists enroll in a 40 hour course that combines classroom and field experience in science, problem-solving, communication training and community service. Students are taught by an instructor and team of experts who are affiliated with a local nature-based center or natural resource focused agency. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee. Subjects covered include: ecology geology plant communities interpretation wildlife and others California Naturalist provides hands on instruction and exposure to real world environmental projects designed to inspire adults to become active citizen scientists and enhance their personal connection with the natural world.HoplandCA
UCCE Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center650-712-3151 on the California coast near Half Moon Bay, Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center provides unique hands-on learning experiences for Bay Area children. The Conference Center is available for daytime retreats, meetings, workshops, weddings and other special events. Staff from the University of California Cooperative Extension facilitate hands-on opportunities for children from preschool through high school to explore the processes of producing food and fiber in day and overnight ranch tours, nutrition programs, community service days and special events. Livestock, gardens, and acres of open space create unique learning experiences for children and their adult chaperones. The ranch is specifically dedicated to providing these opportunities for children with special needs and all facilities are fully accessible.Half Moon BayCA
UCCE MASTER GARDENERS FRESNO COUNTY559-241-7514 Master Gardener volunteers provide the public with University of California research-based information, verified by UC experts, about home horticulture, pest identification, landscape management, environmental and other natural resource issues.FRESNOCA
UCCE/Elkus RanchRegion 4San Mateo650-712-3151 Ranch is an environmental education center providing unique hands-on learning experiences for Bay Area youth from preschool through high school. The Ranch offers diverse programs including those specifically designed for students with special needs, allowing participants to learn about the interrelationship of the environment and themselves in a rural setting. Located in Half Moon Bay on 125 acres, the ranch has a variety of livestock, several gardens, a greenhouse, a lath house and 2 large barns. The ranch is not open to the public but does offer occasional public events, summer and winter day camps, and special days set aside for preschoolers. School group programs are made by reservation throughout the year.Half Moon BayCA
Ulistac Natural Area Restoration & Education Proj.408-295-7580http://ulistac.org1. Restore Native Plants to the 40 Acre Ulistac Natural Area in the City of Santa Clara 2. Remove invasive non-native species from the entire 40 acres 3. Educate Community members on the value of planting native California plants & construct California native habitats 4 Provide Education programs to instill environmental ethics in Toddlers to Senior Citizens 5. Accomplish the above goals with a labor force of all volunteers from the communitySan JoseCA
University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources/ State 4-H Camp Advisory CommitteeRegion 9BOrange overall goal of the California 4-H YDP Camping Advisory Committee is to help assure healthy, safe, high quality, well-run, educational, and fun camping program experiences for campers and staff through the California 4-H YDP.Costa MesaCA
Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District805-434-0396 x5 Mission: To provide services and education to landowners supporting their management and stewardship of soil, water and natural resources.TempletonCA
Urban Wetland Conservancy619-218-4891http://www.urbanwetlandconservancy.orgRaise awareness, provide educational tools and equipment to offset the ecological and toxicological effects of inorganic nitrogen pollution in aquatic ecosystems.San DiegoCA
USC Sea Grant213-740-1961 Sea Grant Program at the University of Southern California has served the Southern California coastal region for over 25 years, funding research, transferring results to government agencies and user groups, and providing information about marine resources, recreation and education to the public. Sea Grant research and outreach projects have covered a broad spectrum of areas, with particular emphasis on topics related to the "Urban Ocean," USC Sea Grant's thematic focus.Los AngelesCA
Ventana Wildlife SocietyRegion 5Monterey831-455-9514 California alone there are 130 species of animals in the wild threatened or endangered with extinction. Ventana Wildlife Society is committed to conserving native wildlife and their habitats. Rather than dwelling on past mistakes that brought many of our wild animals to the brink, we focus on the present. We recover individual species and track the populations of many others so that conservation can be timely as well as effective. Focusing on youth education, we better ensure that future generations have the willingness and capacity to help wildlife. Our vision is to have a society who cares for and supports wildlife across the planet, particularly in California.SalinasCA
Vista del Lago Visitors CenterRegion 11Los Angeles661-294-0219 del Lago, located off I5 in Gorman, is the California Dept. of Water Resources' premiere water information center. A FREE non-profit water education center dedicated to educating the public about the role of water and the environment within CA. Our staff is well-informed on the latest water conditions and can explain to children of all ages the various factors that impact water availability (ground, surface, etc.) in a manner that is easily comprehended. Tours are age appropriate and can be adapted to the teacher's personal needs & timeframes. Our goal is that after your visit, the children will leave with a greater awareness of water and its contribution to the quality of our lives.GormanCA
Walden WestRegion 5Santa Clara408 573-3050http://waldenwest.orgFor over 60 years Walden West has provided a respected week-long residential environmental science education experience to Santa Clara County’s 5th and 6th grade students. We operate at two sites, our primary site is in the Saratoga hills adjacent to Sanborn County Park, and the second is in the Cupertino foothills at Stevens Canyon County Park.SaratogaCA
Walker Creek RanchRegion 1Sonoma415-491-6600http://walkercreekranch.orgThe Marin County Outdoor School at Walker Creek Ranch offers 4 and 5-Day residential programs geared to 5th and 6th grade students. Older and younger age groups may be considered, based on availability. The Marin County Outdoor School at Walker Creek Ranch is dedicated to helping elementary school teachers satisfy their educational goals through quality instruction within a special learning environment that inspires and motivates students to achieve an appreciation of the natural world. Using principles of thematic instruction, the Outdoor School enhances a student's critical thinking, processing, and socialization skillsPetalumaCA
Water Education Foundation - Project WetStatewideStatewide mission of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial non-profit organization, is to create a better understanding of water issues and help resolve water resource problems through educational programs.SacramentoCA
Watershed Stewards Program707-725-8601 Watershed Stewards Program's (WSP) mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.FortunaCA
Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop831-768-3256Come tinker, build and explore science with us! ?Vengan a construir, explorar y descubrir ciencia, con nosotros! You can build whatever you want with scrap materials! ?Pueden hacer lo que quieran con materiales usados! The Environmental Science Workshop is a unique award-winning program for students to engage in hands-on science concepts and gain an appreciation for how materials can be re-used in creative and exciting ways. The Watsonville Science Workshop program includes three (3) after-school open-door workshops, four satellite workshops in outlying areas, school-based programs at 18 sites, and science classes for two alternative high schools. The Workshop program reaches a significant number of students, a total of approximately 600 students each week. The program is coordinated through the expertise of Angelica Gonzalez with the help of an Assistant Coordinator and a staff of 6. The core of the Environmental Science Workshop is the drop-in program that is open for weekdays after school and on Saturdays and school vacations. Local youth and their families are free to come in at anytime to work on projects that interest them. The workshop staff provides technical help and guidance, as well as making sure each person is working safely.WatsonvilleCA
Watsonville Wetlands Watch831-728-1156http://www.watsonvillewetlandswatch.orgTo Protect, Restore and Foster Appreciation of the Wetlands of the Pajaro ValleyWatsonvilleCA
Watsonville Wetlands WatchRegion 5Santa Cruz831-728-1156, restoration and appreciation of the Watsonville Wetlands.WatsonvilleCA
Web of Life Field SchoolRegion 5Santa Cruz831-338-8018http://www.wolfschool.orgBuilding respect, appreciation and stewardship within the web of life. The Web of Life Field School's goal is to foster appreciation and stewardship of the natural world through hands-on learning activities in the outdoors.Boulder CreekCA
West Basin Municipal Water District310-660-6216 provide a safe and reliable high quality water supply to the communities in the West Basin Municipal Water District service area. West Basin provides a variety of free water education programs for 3rd-12th grade students attending schools located in the coastal Los Angeles South Bay cities. Free education programs include: - Field trips (with complimentary school bus provided) to West Basin?s water recycling facility located in El Segundo or to its ocean-water desalination demonstration facility and water education center located in Redondo Beach -Classroom presentations for 4th-5th grade students -Water is Life Student Art Contest -Solar Cup boat building and racing program for high school students -Sponsorship of the Surfrider Foundation?s Teach & Test program for high school students To determine if your school is eligible for free West Basin water education programs, and for further program details, visit or call (310) 660-6216.CarsonCA
Westminster WoodsRegion 1Sonoma707-874-2426 Woods Camp and Conference Center is located on 200 acres of redwood forest in the coastal hills of Western Sonoma County, California. During the school year, we provide multiday environmental and science education in addition to challenge course programing for students primarily in grades five through eight. Our environmental programing focuses on coastal redwood ecosystems, stream ecology, marine ecology and stewardship.OccidentalCA
Whiskeytown Environmental SchoolRegion 2Shasta530-225-0111 Environmental School is a certified residential outdoor science school (R.O.S.S.) for 5th and 6th grade students administered in partnership by the the National Park Service and the Shasta County Office of Education.ReddingCA
Wild By Nature, Inc.858-663-1318http://www.wildbynature.orgOur mission is to educate, empower, and inspire schoolchildren and their teachers to celebrate local neighborhood habitat and to be an active part of the global community, knowing that although we are small, our contribution is great.San DiegoCA
WildCare415-453-1000http://www.wildcarebayarea.orgWildCare?s mission is to advocate for wildlife for a sustainable world, and we actively pursue this mission through environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation and community outreach. We lead the way in showing people how to live well with wildlife through a complete cycle of respectful, practical and humane practices. With programs in animal aid, advocacy and education, we are the voice for wildlife throughout the Bay Area and beyond.San RafaelCA
Wonderbug Adventures650-644-9740http://www.wonderbugadventures.comWonderbug Adventures provides science and nature classroom programs, field trips, and after school enrichment classes to preschools, transitional kindergartens, and kindergarten classes in the Bay Area.San FranciscoCA
Wyland Organization949-643 7070 in 1993, the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit public charity, is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world?s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness by bringing communities together through public education programs and community events. Through innovation and creativity, the foundation inspires thousands of people each year to become more positive, solution-oriented stewards of our global marine resources. At a time in history when the environment is in peril, the Wyland Foundation fosters programs and partnerships to help restore a balanced approach to learning to ensure a healthier planet and a brighter outlook for the next generation.IrvineCA
YMCA Camp CampbellRegion 5Santa Cruz831-338-2128 x1409 comes to life at our Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School (CCOSS) where 5th and 6th grade students experience the thrills of nature through hands-on lessons and activities. We offer 1,2, and 3 night programs intentionally designed to target Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We foster a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and awareness for the environment?all amidst the fun of campfires, songs, and meaningful relationships. For more than 75 years, YMCA Camp Campbell has provided enriching outdoor experiences to thousands of children, families, and adults from all over the greater San Jose area.Boulder CreekCA
YMCA Camp Marston/Raintree RanchRegion 9ASan Diego760-765-0642 Camps Marston and Raintree Ranch provide 5-day 4-night Outdoor Education programs to 5th and 6th grade students in the San Diego County and Orange County areas. Our program focuses on education in the environment through a learn by doing approach. We strongly emphasize character development by implementing the YMCA's 4-core character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility in everything we do.JulianCA
Yolo Basin FoundationRegion 3Yolo530-757-3780http://www.yolobasin.orgThe Yolo Basin Foundation is a non- profit public benefit corporation dedicated to the appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife through education and innovative partnerships.DavisCA
Youth Science Institute (YSI)Region 5Santa Clara408-356-4945http://www.youthscience.orgYouth Science Institute is a nonprofit organization that partners with nature to teach science to 30,000 preschool through 6th-grade students annually. Since 1953, YSI has inspired children's enthusiasm for science and a love of learning, developed critical thinking skills, and forged connections with nature that foster personal health and earth stewardship. YSI maintains three Science and Nature Centers where we deliver our inquiry-based science programs: Alum Rock Park, San Jose, CA; Sanborn County Park, Saratoga, CA; and Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA. Each YSI Science and Nature Center has specialized and unique artifacts, collections, and resources that connect children with nature while teaching science. YSI offers programs to schools and community groups (homeschools, scout troops, libraries, etc), summer science camps, at-school after school programs, and family events such as our monthly Science Safaris and our annual community events.Los GatosCA
ZovargoRegion 9ASan Diego619-618-0745http://www.zovargo.orgZovargo provides unique encounters and hands-on educational animal programs for all ages! Our mission is to foster human-animal connections through unique encounters and interactive educational programs that inspire conservation stewardship.San DiegoCA
Coast Live Oak SchoolRegion 9BOrange714-307-9481 Live Oak offers classes for all ages, outdoors, year round in Orange County, California and surrounding counties. At Coast Live Oak School our classes integrate history and ecology with native and ancestral skills.TustinCA