Nature Learning + Stewardship



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WHALE TAIL® Grant makes discovering coastal wildlife possible.

We are profoundly grateful to announce that, thanks in part to a generous WHALE TAIL® grant award from the California Coastal Commission, students will have the opportunity to participate in enriching Nature Collective curriculum. This opportunity includes in-class lessons, hands-on field trips to San Elijo Lagoon to experience coastal wildlife, a meaningful conservation action project related to their watershed and local environmental issues, contributing to dune habitat restoration, and discovering the wonders of slot canyons.

Through our formal  partnership with the Escondido School District, Nature Collective is co-creating culturally responsive, experiential learning opportunities that connect youth and families to nature.

This grant award will support two programs that work together to support child and family learning in nature throughout the year.

Our School Learning Unit + Field Trip program engages children in observations and investigations of nature at their school and the San Elijo Lagoon and Ecological Reserve.

 Above: Student observes Bush Sunfower (Encelia californica) during a field trip.

Our Get Out In Nature program hosts children and their families on half-day nature adventures to local parks and natural settings.

Above: Families celebrating a successful climb through Annie’s Canyon Trail

These programs are supported in part by sales of the WHALE TAIL® Coastal Protection License Plate and donations to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund listed on the California state tax form. Did you know that you can include a donation of any amount on your California state tax form for the Protect Our Coast & Oceans Fund to support coastal education and conservation projects? Visit CheckTheCoast.org to learn more!

You can also directly support Nature Collective programs by donating. Donate Today!

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