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

Stories + News

Stories from the Field

The Power of LandPaths’ Community Gardens in Pandemic Times

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When LandPaths broke ground at Bayer Farm in 2007 and kids from the neighborhood began planting seeds on a neglected plot of land in Roseland, we knew …

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Strawberries, Chickens, Pickles, and Creeks: Otherwise Known as Just Another Magical Day at Owl Camp North!

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Two Fridays ago marked the end of another exuberantly successful two weeks of Owl Camp North at Preston Farm. For the second year, LandPaths partnered with Lou …

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A woman and child with vegetable harvest at Bayer Farm

Cosechando Con La Comunidad/Harvesting for the Community

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[In English below] Los jardineros de nuestra comunidad en Bayer Farm están en el centro de nuestra misión de fomentar el amor por la tierra en el …

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