45 DAYS TO RAISE $250,000

Bring Nature Connection To Students With The Greatest Needs in Santa Barbara’s Public Elementary Schools

We believe that all children, regardless of race, class and ability, need to spend time in nature.

Help us build a bridge to nature.

Time in nature with a mentor makes students smarter, healthier and happier. Amy Alzina, principal at Adams Elementary School, writes: “Wilderness Youth Project has sparked new hope and an excitement for learning in our students. These at-risk students are experiencing “success” for the first time in their lives. Their self-confidence and motivation to learn is what we as educators strive to achieve in all of our children.”

Bridge to Nature brings Wilderness Youth Project’s proven programs into the school day, and the students into nature. Please join our community fundraising campaign to raise $250,000 in 45 days.  No matter the size, every donation counts as every dollar will be matched by a generous donor.

Thank you for your support!

$112,500 DONATED


Every dollar donated will be matched up to $125,000!

Community Fundraising Campaign from September 18 – November 4!


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We take our participants to resource-rich locations such as creeks, beaches, mountain trails, and open spaces in Santa Barbara’s abundant front country. Our core routines include child-centered exploration, awareness, and building of naturalist skills. We teach the “Principles of Peace,” which focus on conflict resolution, communication and peacemaking. Bridge to Nature is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and uses curriculum documented in “Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature.” With your support we can create a model program that connects students to nature as part of their education and help lead efforts to close dire academic achievement and enrichment gaps. Funds raised will allow us to bring more nature connection experiences to the students with the greatest needs within Santa Barbara’s public elementary schools.

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