Wild Spots in Santa Barbara

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Wilderness Youth Project

The Outdoor School at Rancho Alegre

SBW Blog

Share stories and quotes about children reconnecting to nature.

A Message from Richard Louv

Last Child in the Woods“Saving Our Children from Nature -Deficit Disorder Today", has stimulated an international conversation about the future relationship between children and nature, and has helped spawn a grassroots movement to reconnect children and nature.

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Start a Family Nature Club

Tips, tools, and inspiration for starting your own Nature Club for Families.  Download guide.


leafSanta Barbara Wild

picturePromoting nature-centered experiences for children that instill wonder and engender curiosity; take place in outdoor settings ranging from backyards to neighborhoods to city parks to wilderness; and occur in the form of guided activities as well as unstructured nature play in children’s everyday lives.

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California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights
  • Every child should have the opportunity to:
  • Catch a fish
  • Splash in the water
  • Play in a safe place
  • Camp under the stars
  • Explore nature
  • Learn to swim
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Complete our Childhood and Nature Survey

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