A 30-Year Conservation Legacy
Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.
The Nature Corps is the premier national network of volunteers dedicated to education through the preservation of America’s Parks.
A Youth Stewardship and STEM Opportunity Your Students Will Love
Nature Corps collaborates with park agencies and various youth organizations to utilize the awe-inspiring beauty of our parks to impact low-income youth. The goal of the program is to instill the students with an appreciation for nature and encourage them to serve as stewards of our public lands
To achieve these objectives The Nature Corps implements the following components:
Over the course of the outing, we showcase a number of fulfilling careers in conservation, Introducing the youth to exciting outdoor recreational opportunities
It’s more than volunteering, it’s a hands-on educational program that will leave your students with life long memories! It's STEM with a cause.
This is like no other experience. Your students will come for a week of STEM and volunteer, but leave the legacy of a lifetime.
Convincing most young people to do hard physical work for several days on behalf of the common good is an ethic that is foreign to most nowadays. But by combining volunteering with “insider” environmental education and recreation, a package is created that has proven irresistible to all but a few. Each and every expedition produces tangible results— trees planted, habitat restored or meadow reestablished. These outcomes spell success for every member on the team, and most look forward to on-going interaction with their contribution to the environment.
It’s an experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and personal rewards .
Make the greatest impact with your philanthropic and HR investment. Sponsor employee outing and support low-income student volunteers.
The benefits of partnering with The Nature Corps include:
STEM Student Outings
Not only do these sponsorship's help you achieve your corporate responsibility objectives and promote team building among your employees, the net proceeds are used to support our low-income student volunteers.
*Up to 25 employees or a combination of employees and their guest/s.
Registration fees do not include transportation to or in the park
Your excursion begins at our secluded base camp in the heart of Sequoia National Park. After settling in, we will enjoy a festive dinner and meet with park staff for an overview of our upcoming adventure in Sequoia. Afterwards, we will hike into the world-renowned Giant Forest to get an incredible view of the General Sherman sequoia, the largest living tree on earth. This great tree is now estimated to be around 2300 years old and still "growing like a teenager". It is 275 feet tall and is 36 feet in diameter at the base. After our hike, we'll gather around the evening campfire to savor one of our chef's delectable desserts.
After waking up to the savory aromas of a hearty breakfast, we will prepare for our day in the field. Once we arrive at the project site, park biologists will provide further information and direct us on this important conservation effort to restore Sequoia's rare and unique ecosystems. The project will wrap up by mid-afternoon at which time we will head back to camp. A hearty BBQ dinner will be awaiting us as we dine surrounded by Sequoia's magnificent wilderness. After dinner we'll ascend Moro Rock to view a spectacular sunset as the flash of alpine glow brings the Great Western Divide into contrast with Sequoia's expansive star-studded sky.
Today we will continue working on our project until noon. After work we will enjoy an easy 1.5 mile hike to beautiful Tokopah Falls. Tokopah Falls is one of the highlights to see in Sequoia National Park, a beautiful 1200 ft. high cascade along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River. After dinner we will explore Round Meadow, where bears, deer, and other wildlife can often be sighted.
This morning we will ascend Little Baldy. It is an easy trek to the summit of an enormous granite dome that provides sweeping 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. From there we will continue north to Redwood Canyon, where one of the park's largest sequoia groves is secluded in this remote canyon. As lunch approaches we head to picturesque Hume Lake where we will enjoy a picnic by the lake. The lake provides opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing or relaxing with a good book on the beach at Sandy Cove. The rest of the afternoon you are free to visit park museums, shop or head back to camp for a nice afternoon nap. That evening we'll enjoy a celebratory banquet as part of our Farewell Ceremony.
Your excursion begins in the heart of Yosemite Valley. After settling in, we will enjoy a festive dinner and meet with park staff for an overview of our upcoming adventure. Afterward, we will hike to Mirror Lake Meadow to get an incredible view of Half Dome, one of the most dramatic displays of granite formation in the Sierra Nevada. After our hike, we’ll gather around the evening campfire to savor one of our chef’s delectable desserts.