Our Mission

To inspire a lifelong love, curiosity and appreciation for the outdoor world and the series of connections that support life. This awareness will lead to advocacy and care for our communities, environment, landscapes and wildlife. We believe that engagement and meaningful connection with the outdoor world also contributes to a child’s healthy emotional, physical and intellectual growth.

Values & Practices

Nature Detectives is a skill-building, lifestyle practice – our way of observing and behaving in the world. Programs are focused on seasons so children can detect changes in the natural world over time.

We also practice care and respect for wildlife and landscapes, and do no harm. Whenever possible, we integrate Leave no Trace principles into our activities. Please visit https://lnt.org/ to learn more about Leave no Trace.