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Youth Experiences

Field Days...a school program, outside

This is our flagship program, developed over ten years ago to help our local schools improve student science education. At the same time we began our work to offset the effects of Nature Deficit Disorder, where kids don't get outside enough. Our program connects children to nature through hands-on scientific exploration, cultivating curiosity and life-long learning for the next generation of stewards of our planet. If you are an educator and want to know more about our Field Day program offerings, click here.


“I had the best time of my life going to [WRI and] Barn Beach Reserve and doing all of those amazing activities with you guys. You made me want to take care of nature more...” - Calvin Wilder, 4th Grader at Osborn Elementary School


Our curriculum, facility, and location are a teacher's dream! Each student participates in direct, hands-on outdoor learning experiences on Barn Beach Reserve, our 9-acre nature preserve on the banks of the Wenatchee River. Teachers and students love our state-of-the-art green classroom equipped with microscopes, snowshoes, kick nets, live animals, and much more.


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