Wildlife Explorers is NRPA’s turn-key initiative that connects youth to nature by leveraging existing out-of-school programming happening at local park and recreation centers.

  • Target age range: 5 to 10 years old
  • Program length: 6 weeks (meeting 1-3 times per week)
  • Activity length: 45 minutes to one hour per week
  • Location: Any park or recreation center, schoolyard, or outdoor space
  • Staffing: No experience with subject matter required

To learn more about how you can use this program, check out this Open Space blog post.


Get the Wildlife Explorers Workbook

The workbook includes an easy to follow six chapter curriculum complete with activities for youth and a guide for facilitators. Download the curriculum today and bring Wildlife Explorers to your community.

March is the perfect time to start planning a nature discovery program for your out-of-school time youth. Download the workbook now and be ready to introduce your youth to nature during Earth Month in April. Anyone who downloads the workbook in March will be entered into a contest to receive 10 printed workbooks and Wildlife Explorers swag to kick-off your program.


To get a free PDF copy of the Wildlife Explorers Workbook, just enter your contact information below. Don't worry, we will never share your information.



For questions about the program, contact Serda Ozbenian.


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