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Environmental & Outdoor Education

Programs in Place:

"Spring Rivers Foundation is committed to the belief that people and native species can coexist in healthy ecosystems. Both serve vital roles and truly thrive only when our system is in balance. By engaging our community in outdoor educational opportunities and habitat improvement activities, we strive to heighten awareness, nurture a sense of connectedness, and increase personal investment in healthy ecosystems."

Boy Scouts of America- Redding

Boy Scouts is about having a blast while learning and building character. We concentrate on the Scouting basics like camping, backpacking, canoeing, and outdoor skills. Imagine building a dog sled, sailing a large boat, exploring a National Park, canoeing down Lake Shasta, building and launching a rocket, and so much more! The excitement is endless when you join Troop 122.

The McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association (MBFIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit education organization that provides assistance and funding for activities which enhance the quality of visits to McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park.  The association was founded in 1984 to promote greater appreciation of the cultural and natural history of the area.

Lassen National Park provides visitors with numerous educational opportunities. Visit the link above to discover what makes this park so unique and awe inspiring. The park also has resources for teachers and provides ranger led field trips in the summer. 

Welcome teachers, students, forestry professionals, and those with a general interest in protecting, managing, and enhancing the natural environment! is your source for environmental information which is understandable, unbiased, accurate, and available in a wide variety of formats. We strive to facilitate informed decisions regarding forestry-related issues. is Dovetail Partner's one-stop site for environmental education resources.

In 1998, two forest educators, former teachers Jeannie Steele and Debbie Sluggett, wanted to share their forest-based teaching resources with teachers, students and the general public. The concept of developing a website via a partnership with Kalamalka Secondary School students in Vernon, B.C. resulted in an interactive site that offers lesson plans, games, book and video lists, newsletters and much more for web visitors of all ages. Over time, the site became too large for students to handle and a professional web-designer was hired, but the imprint of the student designers can still be found. As you wander through the site, you will see that many forest educators, teachers and students have contributed to the site since its inception.

This PSA campaign aims to inspire tweens (aged 8-12) and their parents to re-connect with nature, experiencing it first-hand. The campaign brings to life the joy and excitement kids have when they discover the wonders of nature, helping create interest in their environment and a lifelong relationship with it.

Nature gives teens the ability to explore, use their imagination, discover new animals and plants, and engage in adventurous play. Being in nature frees them from their crazy, scheduled days and offers the ability to get lost in something totally unmanaged, unexpected and utterly surprising. Nature instills a peace and calmness they can’t experience in their daily lives, and the more they discover the natural world around them, the more they will feel connected to the world and better understand their relationship to it.

Forests: Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A complete environmental education unit on California’s forests. The unit is complete with lab activities, games, art projects and discussion materials for each lesson. Designed for grades 4-6 and adaptable for grades K-8. The Forest Foundation provides free classroom materials for teachers and educators. The following curriculum and resources will give students a better understanding of trees and their relationship to humans and the environment.

We present Talk About Trees programs in Shasta County! Teachers- Please use the below inquiry form to see if we are available to present in your class. 

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