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Welcome to EdenAcres Environmental Education

Our mission is to engage our community in active learning for transition to a sustainable future. We are empowering learners of all ages to discover and improve their community through experiential learning‚Äč.

Our Vision

We envision a world that cares for the Earth and its people, is equitable, and exists within the limits of the ecosystems that provide for our needs. We understand that fostering environmental literacy in our community will help us to realize that vision. Every day we work to engage our community in experiential learning that connects and empowers. We believe that the transformation of education is a key component to creating a sustainable future for all.

2018 Summer Outdoors

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Join our experienced educators for our nature-based summer camps. Each week offers a new adventure! Whether it be building Fabulous Forts with friends or stalking the woods as a Wilderness Warrior, campers are sure to enjoy a summer outdoors with us.
Summer Outdoors Registration

Nature Mondays Homeschool

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Join us each Monday for a learning day outdoors! Our nature immersion program builds confidence and develops leadership skills as students share in the excitement of discovery in a natural environment. We integrate science, storytelling, and the arts for a holistic learning experience that is also a lot of fun!
Nature Mondays Registration

Early Learning Forest School

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Anyone watching a kid blowing bubbles can easily understand that early learners love the freedom of being outside! At the heart and soul of our program is engagement with the natural world. Through hands-on projects and games, guided sensory exploration, and self-directed play, children learn how to overcome adversity, work alongside others, and develop a deeper relationship with nature.
Early Learning Registration

School Garden Support


We provide support for teachers interested in bring their students outdoors in the following ways:

  • An experienced garden coordinator to help manage and organize outdoor learning activities.
  • Professional Development and Community building for teachers using outdoor classrooms
  • Equipment, supplies, and person-power for installing and maintaining outdoor classrooms.

School Garden Support

Educational Programs


We provide educational programs for teachers and homeschool families seeking outdoor and nature-based learning experiences for their students. We’ll come to you with one of our Traveling Programs or we can customize a field trip according to your specific learning goals.
Educational Programs

Pacific University Opportunities


As a community partner, we hire Pacific students through the federal work-study program. We also support internships for credit and are connected to several faculty members who can provide academic grounding for a variety of disciplinary directions. If you have an interest in environmental education, sustainable design, STEM to STEAM, non-profits, or organizational development (such as grant writing or serving on our board) please contact us or give us a call at (440) 479-4813.
Pacific University Registration

Get Involved

Give

Our programs teach leadership and stewardship while fostering healthy lifestyles and excitement about the natural world. There is a great need for scholarships for underserved youth in our programs. Please help by donating to our scholarship fund.
Donate

Volunteer

Looking for a way to give back to your community? We are always looking for volunteers! We have many opportunities to satisfy a wide range of interests. Let us know what you are interested in by filling out our volunteer form, and we will contact you within 5 business days. We look forward to hearing from you!
Volunteer

Join Our Board

We are enthusiastic community members that have committed to giving our talents and time to promote environmental literacy and outdoor education for a sustainable future. Our Board of Directors is comprised of leaders who make a difference through the work they do. Board members govern and advise us in our mission, and leads our commitment to raise funds and awareness to ensure that we make a positive impact in our community.
Join Our Board

Contact Us

We welcome your comments, questions, or suggestions! Contact us for more information about our services or to join us in our efforts to get kids outdoors for a sustainable future!
Contact Us