Real Connection, Lifelong Joy

Get Kids Outside

Rooting youth in nature starts here. Play, adventure, and exploration in the outdoors enhances your child’s self-confidence, lowers stress,  builds confidence and a sense of belonging. And connection with the natural world tends to inspire a lifelong desire to take care of the land. 

We believe that all youth, regardless of race, class, or physical ability, should have access to the outdoors. We emphasize experiences that tap into the positive and transformative opportunities for wonder, joy, and learning in our amazing local natural landscapes. 

Let your child be transformed by nature!

How We Root Youth in Nature

Schools and Groups

Hands-on environmental education for children, teens, and young adults.

Families

Free and fun nature outings for families.

Camps

Nature camps for youth aged 6 to 13.

Teen Treks

Kayaking and backpacking adventures that connect teens to nature and community.

Stories + News

Stories from the Field

two volunteers at Ocean Song stand with shovels before cob benches

Stewardship, Joy, and Gratitude at LandPaths’ First Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Ocean Song Preserve

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Set to a soundtrack of soothing ocean waves rising from the Sonoma Coast below, LandPaths’ hosted our first stewardship workday of 2020 in January at Ocean Song …

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20 people smile in a group at Saddle Mountain.

Journey to Saddle Mountain

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On the eastern boundary of Santa Rosa sits a special place called Saddle Mountain. Once at risk of development, the 960-acre preserve is home to portions of …

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two Elsie Allen high school students sit on a bluff above the ocean journaling and sitting in the sun.

LandPaths’ Inspired Forward Gets High School Students Outside, Studying Biology, and Connecting with Nature at Shell Beach

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Harbor seals resting on rocks and playing in the waves. Sea birds soaring across an azure sky broken by clouds. Wait, wait! Look! Is that a whale …

LandPaths’ Inspired Forward Gets High School Students Outside, Studying Biology, and Connecting with Nature at Shell Beach Read Article

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