Discover a Love for Reading and Nature

iREAD Outside/YoLeo Afuera

Reading aloud is the most important thing you can do to get your child ready for kindergarten. Time in nature has been shown to improve focus, wellbeing, and happiness. With iREAD Outside, we’ve combined the two! 

On a typical iREAD Outside outing, we’ll read bilingual nature-themed books in a garden, farm, or park setting, study bugs and insects, do arts and crafts, sing, and have plenty of time to play in nature! iRead Outside is geared towards children 5 years and younger. Older youth are encouraged to attend and act as reading mentors. iREAD Outside emphasizes a love for reading, promotes a sense of wonder in nature, and supports you as you help your child understand stories and develop language skills through books about nature.

Donate Books

We are in need of new or lightly used children’s books to redistribute during every reading session to make sure every child has books at home. If you would like to make a donation or want to learn more about iRead Outside, please contact Contact Senior Bilingual Field Specialist Guadalupe Casco at (707) 544-7284 x 111 or guadalupe@landpaths.org.

Jodi, mother of an iRead participant.

" Wow, this is like practice for kindergarten! "

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Hundreds of Roseland Middle Schoolers Get Outside with LandPaths’ Inspired Forward

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“This is gorgeous!” declares an 8th grader from Roseland Accelerated Middle School, looking across the waves of native grasslands billowing towards stands of redwood, oak, madrone, and bay trees, underneath a blue sky stippled with clouds at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. The Dutch Bill Watershed, where Bohemia is located, is the …

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A group of people hiking in Yosemite with a towering mountain in the background

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Story by Senior Bilingual Field Specialist Guadalupe Casco Haga clic en español en la esquina superior derecha de este sitio web para leer esta historia en español …

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Harvest Festival at Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens

Harvest Festival and LandPaths 25th Anniversary Celebration Day: Saturday, September 11, 2021 Location: Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens, 1550 West Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407  Time: 9 AM – 3 PM  Schedule 10am – …

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