NatureTrack is a local non-profit whose mission is to provide outdoor field trips for school-aged children at no cost to the schools or students.
Through outdoor field trips, NatureTrack Foundation seeks to instill students with the leadership skills, attitudes, and habits for lifelong learning, and inspire them to be respectful stewards of our natural world.
NatureTrack provides field trips for Central Coast school-aged children where curriculum is aligned with grade-appropriate state standards. Direct coordination with teachers ensures that each field trip supplements the classroom units of study.
Specially trained naturalists share their knowledge and love of the outdoors with students on NatureTrack adventures. Students learn the wonder of what’s in their own “backyard” by hiking local trails and spending time in oak woodlands, chaparral, grasslands, coastal sage scrub and other regional ecosystems.
The natural world comes alive for children identifying flora and fauna, learning about ecosystems, classifying rocks, listening to nature – piping birds, babbling brooks, scampering bunnies, reptiles rustling in the brush – and so much more. This all occurs while NatureTrack leaders relate their inquiries and discoveries to their curriculum, all the while letting nature be the teacher.
NatureTrack strives to inspire each student to be curious about the natural world and let nature lead the way.