Discover a Love for Reading and Nature

Let’s Read Outside/Leamos Afuera

  • Let’s read bilingual, nature-themed books in a beautiful place!
  • Let’s play and sing in the garden!
  • Let’s make arts and crafts inspired by nature!
  • Let’s learn about the bugs, insects, and animals that live on the earth with us!
  • Let’s make new friends!

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 Let’s Read Outside, our we’ve combined the two!

While Let’s Read Outside is geared towards children 5 and younger, older youth are welcomed to participate and contribute as reading mentors. The program emphasizes a love for reading, promotes a sense of wonder in nature, and supports parents and caregivers as they help their child or children understand stories and develop language skills through books about nature.  

Other Ways to Participate w/ Let’s Read Outside

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 Let’s Read Outside, please contact Contact Senior Bilingual Field Specialist Guadalupe Casco at (707) 544-7284 x 111 or guadalupe@landpaths.org.

Jodi, Let's Read Outside participant.

" Wow, this is like practice for kindergarten! "

Thanks to these partners for supporting Let's Read Outside

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Stories from the Field

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As we edge towards the seasonal transition into autumn, it’s a great time to reflect the summer that’s winding down. On any given summer day at LandPaths’ …

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LandPaths receives $700,000 Outdoor Equity Grants Program grant from California State Parks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 16, 2022  Contact: Leilani Clark, Communications Lead  Email: leilani@landpaths.org   Cell: (707) 332-4736  LandPaths receives $700,000 Outdoor Equity Grants Program grant from California State …

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Covid Policies at LandPaths

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For 25 years LandPaths has actively worked for land and community in Sonoma County. Our commitment is further strengthened during the immense mental, physical, and financial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020, when shelter-in-place …

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