Join us in celebrating the wonders of food! Good food has caught the attention of Americans. Now more than ever we are taking the time to learn about where our food comes from and how it made its way to our tables. Throughout the weekend you will spend time in the forest discovering what delicious bounty you can find in the wild as well as spending time on a local organic farm and learning about how they produce food. And of course you will be eating delicious food!
You and your family will also have the opportunity to canoe, do yoga, indulge in your creative side, enjoy a campfire, and of course relax on the shores of Lake Crescent.
Tuition includes delicious meals in historic Rosemary Inn, lodging and all educational experiences.
When & Where
At NatureBridge, we foster environmental literacy to sustain our planet.
Environmental science in nature’s classroom
NatureBridge provides hands-on environmental science programs for youth. Our multi-day programs take place outdoors in the national parks of Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic, Santa Monica Mountains, Channel Islands, and Prince William Forest. Founded in 1971, NatureBridge currently welcomes more than 600 schools and
30,000 students and teachers each year to our six campuses.NatureBridge's Olympic campus (formerly Olympic Park Institute or OPI), offers a variety of teacherprofessional development workshops, ranging from single-day programs in Seattle to week long programs oncampus.
Providing access for all students
NatureBridge strives to make its programs accessible to students from all communities. More than 50% of our participating schools receive scholarship support, and more than 30% of our students are from underrepresented communities. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization NatureBridge relies on generous donations to support our mission.
Making an impact
Our staff of professional environmental science educators is at the core of our organization. They bring diverse experiences to NatureBridge, including advanced degrees in science and education, experience with scientific research, classroom teaching, wilderness expeditionary leadership and outdoor education. Working with small groups of elementary, middle, and high school students, our educators bring science to life with engaging lessons.