Connecting Children to Nature

Jan 8, 2011

Changing the Future

Schools continue to face significant cuts in core programs making it almost impossible for them to take field trips without help from the community. However, the need for science-based field trips that enhance classroom learning continues to increase as students need a strong science foundation to be prepared for their future. With the help of our supporters like you Inside the Outdoors has been able to provide necessary sponsorships to deserving, low income students so that they are able to participate in Inside the Outdoors Programs.

Since the start of the 2010-2011 school year Inside the Outdoors has served over 38,000 students and of that 27,000 were sponsored at some level to be able to attend our programs.  The students and teachers that participate in our programs continually tell us how grateful they are to be able to attend one of our Field Trips or Outdoor Science School as well as how ITO's programs raise their science test scores and gives the students more confidence with science and everyday activities.

“This program brings out the best in kids who don’t normally enjoy science in the classroom! It’s such a treat to watch these kids get excited.”  -  5th Grade Teacher, Los Coyotes Elementary School

“I will never forget that I saw a whale and a dolphin and other creatures when I went to Crystal Cove.  Thanks for making this possible for me!”  -  Kelly, 5th Grader

“The adventurer, risk taker, explorer, inquisitor, part of their personas came to life. You really helped plant the need to know for the children. Thanks!”  -  Principal, Wilson School



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Project Leader

Lori Kiesser

Program Development Manager
Costa Mesa, California United States

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Map of Connecting Children to Nature