Mission and Goals

Our Mission

To ignite life-long curiosity, understanding, and respect for nature through education.

We Believe

We believe a personal connection to nature is an essential part of life.


Spark interest in nature and science, nourish the inquiring mind, stimulate a desire to explore, discover, and learn, and keep a sense of wonder alive.

Develop student’s critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed in all walks of life, and give them the tools to explore, discover, and learn.

Enrich and enhance educational opportunities for children, particularly those under-served, to improve their chances of success in school and in life.

Improve the teaching of science in the elementary grades by example, teacher training, and publications.

Advance general understanding of how nature affects our lives, and of the ecological systems that keep the earth in balance.

Foster love and respect for nature that inspires people to become responsible caretakers of the earth.

Senior staff naturalist assists children with birding spotting scope.

Last Updated on Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:31 AM
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