Learn in Nature, Transform Lives

Schools and Groups

A hike through oak woodlands to a waterfall. Hands-on lessons about compost and pollinator plants at a community garden. An exploration of the Russian River watershed by kayak. 

Our school and group-based youth programs connect your students with the land. Because, we know, learning in nature is transformative. 

We make these opportunities not only possible, but accessible for all. Since 1999, our award-winning environmental education programs have impacted hundreds of local youth a year.  

Led by our experienced field specialists, In Our Own Backyard (IOOBY) gives your students time to explore, connect with a nearby natural space, and create a lifelong bond with nature. Teachers will be happy to know that our environmental education curriculum aligns with California’s Next Generation Science Standards, making your job easier. 

Too often, once kids leave elementary school, nature curriculum disappears. Inspired Forward, for teens and young adults, gets youth into nature, creating opportunities for wonder, connection, confidence-building, and stewardship.

Cynthia Spigarelli, 3rd grade teacher at Luther Burbank Elementary School

" One day with IOOBY is worth 30 in the classroom! "

In School Programs

In Our Own Backyard (IOOBY)

Inspired Forward

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Stories from the Field

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Stewarding Forests through a Fire Ecology Lens

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Increasingly severe fires, flooding, and drought have left us without a doubt: We are in a climate emergency. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we …

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Trick-or-treaters dress as characters from the PJ Masks TV show pose for a picture at the LandPaths hosted pop-up Halloween adventure day with pumpkin carving, a costume parade and pumpkin tacos at Bayer Farm in Roseland on Thursday. (photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Bayer Farm Pop-Up Halloween Adventure Day and Camp

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As we reeled from the mass upheaval of the Kincade fire in late October, LandPaths jumped into action. Your whole-hearted generosity, as a donor and friend, made …

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LandPaths Protects Ocean Song

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The iconic 421-acre property has a legacy of rural, wild, and agricultural heritage, and environmental education.   LandPaths announced the acquisition of Ocean Song, a 421-acre property, of …

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