We are Nature Detectives!

If a child is to keep alive his (0r her) inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him, the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.                         Rachel Carson

    • We have curious minds, enjoy problem solving, gathering evidence and recording clues, asking questions, drawing, and noting observations in our Nature Detective discovery journals.
    • We share stories, play games and create nature-inspired art projects.
    • We build meaningful and lasting connections to the outdoor world through inquiry-based learning opportunities.
    • Our activities encourage risk taking, build confidence, team work, have fun while they learn. 
    • We engage in citizen science projects that make a difference in our community.

Watch our video to “discover” what we do!

Listen to the voices of Nature Detectives as they experience getting in and out of a “sticky problem.”

Create meaningful outdoor experiences with your child at home, the park or in the neighborhood. Preview the New Nature Detectives At Home a 20-page guide designed for parents, grandparents and friends to enjoy a selection of Nature Detectives activities together.


To inspire a lifelong love, curiosity and appreciation for the outdoor world that leads to advocacy and care for our environment, landscapes and wildlife. We believe that engagement and meaningful connection with the outdoor world contributes to healthy emotional, physical and intellectual growth for all.

 Want to learn more? Contact Janice at outdoorjan@att.net.

Thank you for your sponsorship!