To create greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento Region, the need to conserve these resources, and their interrelationships and interdependencies within the Earth's ecosystem. Read more
To create greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento Region, the need to conserve these resources, and their interrelationships and interdependencies within the Earth's ecosystem.
The Effie Yeaw Nature Center, situated among 77 acres of protected riparian woodland along the American River, provides unique exhibits and interpretive programs about nature, science, Native American culture and how to conserve our natural resources. The Effie Yeaw Nature Center mainly serves elementary school children who visit on field trips and families who come here to connect with nature. The Nature Center is open to the public, and serves over 80,000 visitors yearly.
by Svetlana Y. from Austin, TX
This place is amazing! People around you are very friendly and willing to help you any moment. They will teach you anything you need to know to help them there! Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a family oriented place. A lot of people come there just to spend a beautiful day walking on the trails with animals in the wild, get away from the busy city and reunite with the nature.
All the people who work there know a lot about animals, you can ask them any question you've got and be sure they will answer it :)
Volunteering there is the best if you are planning to do it for a long period, because the more you stay there, the more you know about animals and your job and it means you can help better! I am a volunteer receptionist there. It is not a fast paced place, time kind of slows down there, but it is very pleasant and rewarding.