The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
NatureBridge is dedicated to teaching science and environmental education in nature's classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it.
We brought our first students to Yosemite National Park in 1971. Forty years later, more than 30,000 K-12 students from more than 600 schools participate in our three- to five-day field science programs each year in Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Channel Islands National Park.
Our national parks are outdoor laboratories where our young people learn and are inspired to build a more sustainable world. Through environmental education, these places capture the imagination of our students and encourage them to be the stewards of tomorrow. These experiences build self-esteem, knowledge, and critical-thinking skills and empower young people to make a difference.