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- Ashland Nature Center: Operated by the Delaware Nature Society, this center has year-round environmental education programs for individuals, schools,teachers and groups.
- Baltimore Woods Center for Nature Education: Marcellus, New York. 170-acre environmental education center and nature preserve. Includes nine hiking trails, gardens, monthly programs, and student summer camps.
- Blue Heron Learning Center: A ten acre learning center showcasing South Carolina Lowcountry's flora and fauna. It includes trails, educational kiosks, an outdoor classroom, and a 4,000 square foot Nature Center.
- CAMELL Expedition: Circumnavigating Australia Motivating Environmentalists at Local Levels is an expedition attempting the first ever circumnavigation of Australia with camels.
- Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center: A public/private partnership created to encourage stewardship and education of Florida resources
- Camp Earth: Programs for youth and adults featuring eco kayak tours, guided wilderness hikes, and arts workshops for kids. Bonfire programs and an active partner in the maryland dnr nature tourism program. Features schedule and pictures of western Maryland outdoor areas.
- Cape Lookout Environmental Education Center: Located on Cape Lookout National Seashore, CLEEC provides educational programs focused on barrier island ecology and geology, and marine and estuarine ecosystems for individuals, schools, teachers and groups.
- Catalina Environmental Leadership Program: Outdoor environmental education school program operated by Catalina Island Camps and Jean Michel Cousteau's Ocean Future Society.
- Clay Hill Memorial Forest: Outdoor classroom and environmental education facility, featuring a managed forest and nature preserve.
- Coast Mountain Field Institute: Coast Mountain Field Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing knowledge, connection, and inspiration of the natural world through field based education.
- Colorado Outward Bound School: A non-profit organization that offers adventure based, experiential education programs for anyone ages 14 and up.
- Creek Connections: A partnership between Allegheny College and regional K-12 schools to turn the French Creek Watershed into outdoor environmental laboratories.
- Darebin Creek Parklands Education: Park environmental education program on the Darebin parklands, Australia. Covers theoretical and practical aspects of the Darebin Parklands and environment in general.
- Dauset Trails Nature Center: Dauset Trails is a non-profit nature center in central Georgia with native mammals, birds of prey, and reptiles. The 18 miles of bike trails also provide hiking and birding opportunities.
- Discovery Hall Programs at Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, Alabama: K 12 programs Offer lab experience and field excursions such as Squid and Touch or Productive Plankton. Camps in Marine science for high school students (four weeks), activities for middle school students (one week), Oceans Alive for children age 5-8 (day) and several teacher workshops (few days).
- Dodge Nature Center: Dodge Nature Center, a 320 acre nature center in West St. Paul, MN. Features a preschool, model farm, prairies, wetlands, and wooded areas for the education and enjoyment of children and adults
- Eden Project, The: A project based in Cornwall, England where two giant conservatories are being constructed to grow plants from different biomes in a sixty meter crater.
- Edge of Kauai Investigations: Five-day environmental seminars in Hawaii for naturalists and science teachers. Includes lectures, interactive field trips and lesson-plan workshops. Graduate credit available.
- Edmonds Discovery Programs: Serving environmental education needs for Puget Sound schools and public. Ranger-Naturalists classroom programs, beach walks, Discover the Forest, and Sound Salmon programs.
- Educo Bulgaria - International Adventure School: The goal of Educo Bulgaria is to offer challenging activities in the wild nature that will help young people to discover their inner qualities, help the development of the personal initiative, and the formation of creative and independent personalities.
- El Campo de la Rhea Tropical Field Centre Venezuela: The field centre offers students a range of practical studies and expeditions in the environmental and social sciences designed to compliment their main academic studies.
- Environmental Restoration Adventures: A `group` of ranchers offering the opportunity to visit and work in restoring the biodiversity of our lands. Actively participate in building and nurturing that relationship while having a unique vacation experience.
- Experiential Education Canada: Experiential Education Canada offers unique experiences in nature to inspire youth from across Ontario at their internationally recognized nature retreat.
- Fox Chase Farm: A working educational farm in Philadelphia, PA
- Friends of Guadalupe River/Honey Creek, Inc.: Parks offer opportunities for interpretation, education and outreach to our youth. Program topics and trail guides vary to take advantage of the changing seasons.
- Gaveston Hall: Residential School Journey and Environmental Study Centre, Sussex. See a plan of the grounds, pictures of school children at work and play and all the information you need to book a stay at Gaveston Hall
- Green Chimneys: Serves children and adults with and without handicapping conditions from New York and Connecticut. Provides an array of educational, recreational, vocational and mental health services. Also provides graduate and undergraduate courses in animal assisted therapy, large animal veterinary care, and special education.
- Hands On Recycling.com - Saving Mother Earth: Hands On Recycling is designed to help your school or organization to raise money allowing you to fund your priority projects, while helping to save our environment and help better the future of our children.
- Hidden Villa: A 1600-acre farm and wilderness preserve in Los Altos Hills, California, provides a unique combination of programs teaching environmental and multicultural awareness.
- Hudson River Sloop Clearwater: Founded in 1969, this non-profit environmental organization has been working to protect and preserve the Hudson River and its tributaries through advocacy and providing unique outdoor education programs.
- Illinois Raptor Center: 15 acre wildlife and habitat education facility provides live raptor presentations to schools and other organizations.
- Iowa Search and Rescue: Teaches children how to stay "found" though demonstrations and what to do if they become lost. Also includes water safety information.
- Islandwoood: Serving the greater Seattle area, the PSELC teaches environmental and community stewardship by linking ecology, technology and the arts. Located on a magical 255-acre site on Bainbridge Island.
- Kingcombe Centre, The: Holidays and Courses in an enchanted corner of West Dorset, UK surrounded by over 500 acres of nature reserve.
- Leeson House: Residential and day centre is run by Dorset Outdoor Education Service, providing environmental education for schools. (Dorset, England)
- Long Lake Conservation Center: Minnesota's original residential environmental education center, LLCC provides 3-day programs to school groups and 6-day summer camps, focusing on ecological concepts, outdoor skills, and wise use of resources.
- Lorado Taft Field Campus: An environmental education and conference center located in Oregon, Illinois. Part of Northern Illinois University.
- McLeod Creek Farm: Online tour of a farm for kids that provides education day tours.
- Monkton Nature Reserve: Study centre for the environment, astronomy, geology, especially the study of fossils. Rare orchids, butterflies and mammals on site.
- Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, Texas: Hands-on center dedicated to teaching families about science and nature. Offers school programs, classes for children, discovery rooms, adult lectures, and bird walks.
- Nature Operations Division official website for Gainesville's Nature Parks: NOD manages the city's 9 nature parks and reserve lands. Habitat section handles land management while our programs sections provides environmental education opportunities for school groups and the local community. Parks feature many local ecosystems with trails, educational materials, and staff to answer questions.
- North Carolina Maritime Museum: Beaufort, North Carolina. The educational mission of the museum is to interpret all aspects of the state's diverse coastal natural history and rich maritime heritage and to address environmental issues and solutions through exhibits, in-house and outreach programs, field trips, and publications.
- Nurpu - Kinetic Learning: Field-based college environmental school.
- Ocean Teach: Ocean Education Program: Ocean Teach provides interactive ocean education programs which focus on the whales, dolphins, turtles and coral reefs found on Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast.
- Outdoor School: A environmental education program for sixth-grade students from Multnomah county school district in Oregon, USA. Students apply natural science knowledge and skills in mathematics, social studies, language, health, art, and music.
- Outward Bound Costa Rica: Serving the Costa Rican and international community by providing challenging learning experiences (kayaking, hiking, surfing, rafting, tree climbing, waterfall rappelling) that encourage personal and cultural growth of young people.
- Quarry Hill Nature Center: Our philosophy is environmental appreciation through education: a large hands on nature center, 290 acre park, friendly staff, and programs for all ages. Rochester, MN
- Quest Scholars Program: A summer residence program for exceptionally gifted, low-income, underserved, predominantly minority high school juniors and seniors who are concerned with the environment and medicine.
- Rock Creek Environmental Studies Center: 100 acres of diverse habitats on the Portland Community College Campus visited by the public, schools and the college's environmental programs. Portland, Oregon, USA.
- Schoolship: A Floating Classroom on the Great Lakes: Inland Seas Education Association, a non-profit organization, provides a floating classroom, the Schoolship Inland Seas, where people of all ages can gain first-hand training and experience in the Great Lakes ecosystem.
- Schoolyard Habitats - National Wildlife Federation: Offers an array of resources and programs for formal and informal K-12 educators in a traditional classroom situation, nature center or other youth service facility. Provides educator workshop information, educator resources, and creating habitat sites information.
- Schooner Ernestina: Offers expeditions into the coastal marine environment of New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Program offerings range from dockside visits for any age, daysails for sixth grade and up, and 5-day passages at sea from coastal communities of Massachusetts.
- Sea-mester Programs: Study abroad academic semester programs at sea for school graduates and college students. Oceanography, Marine Biology, Nautical Science and Leadership skills developed while piloting sailing yachts through the Caribbean.
- Shekinah Retreat Centre: Shekinah is a camp and retreat centre located near Saskatoon, Sk. Provides outdoor school programs, summer camps. Operated by Mennonite Church Saskatchewan.
- Shielding Tree Nature Center in Leelanau County, Michigan: Nature center that offers the community the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with nature. Has programs and activities for families, individuals, schools, clubs, and organizations.
- Spring Creek Ranch: Mountain retreat. Programs integrate art with land stewardship and wilderness studies.
- Springhead Trust: Working to promote conservation and recreation in the countryside for everyone.
- Swift Nature Camp: At Swift, Forest Rangers teach about eagles and bears, while campers do hands on science projects and care for animals. Self accomplishment is promoted in a noncompetitive way during activities like swimming, scuba, horses, canoeing, and sailing.
- TCODS - Tillamook County Outdoor School: TCODS is a nonprofit organization providing outdoor education for all sixth graders of Tillamook County, Oregon. High school students serve as camp counselors. Classroom teachers participate with their students.
- Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.): A nonprofit that provides hands-on outdoor life science and environmental education programs to children, parents, and teachers in the New Orleans area.
- The Nature Center at Fort Missoula: Seeks to foster understanding, appreciation, and conservation of natural systems through natural history education in the northern Rocky Mountain region.
- The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies: Trains students in a safe and conducive learning environment whilst developing individuals skills and knowledge for a career in outdoor recreation.
- The WILD Institute: Retreats, wilderness trips and life balance experiences for women: The WILD Institute offers women's wilderness vacations, retreats and professional speaking. Trips include canoeing, dog sledding, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and camping. Professional speaking topics include: Women's Leadership, Life Balance for Women, Exploring your Connectio
- The Woodlands Farm Trust: Educational Farm in South East London run by a Charirty Trust. Open to the public and for school and `group` visits.
- Topanga Canyon Docents: Naturalist training and environmental education in the Santa Monica Mountains. Public and schoolchildren's walks, nature center, photo outings.
- Turtle Island Preserve: Outdoor education/retreat center near Boone, North Carolina. Program topics include environmental education and Appalachian settler and Native American lore and crafts.
- Turtle Point Environmental Science Center: Outdoor environmental education programs in Flomaton, AL. Includes curriculum description and other information.
- Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center: Educational farm located in Bolton Landing, NY. This park has 72 acres overlooking Lake George. The facility features wildlife exhibits, hiking trails, and nature programs.
- Urban Ecology Center: A community based organization that provides opportunities for environmental education and local stewardship.
- Waterman Conservation Education Center: The Waterman Conservation Education Center in Apalachin, NY is dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and outdoor recreation. Waterman operates four wildlife refuges.
- Wetlands Classroom: An interpretive educational center developed on ten acres of prime wetlands on Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.
- White Memorial Conservation Center: Environmental Education Center and Nature Museum located in the heart of the 4000 acre White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield, Connecticut.
- Wild Rockies Field Institute: Students learn about environmental issues and the threats to specific ecosystems while traveling in the field. College credit offered. From Alaska to Mexico.
- Wyoming School of Ranching, Inc.: Wyoming School of Ranching provides a greater understanding of ranching life and agriculture.
- Yosemite National Institutes: Providing outdoor environmental education, Elderhostel, field seminars, youth and education training, and conference services in Headlands, Olympic and Yosemite National Parks.