Contact information

For all inquiries contact:

Joe Ramagli
Outreach and Development Director

mission statement

Mentoring students in the outdoors to foster confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature

Whole Earth Nature School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We offer need based scholarships for all programs. 

organizational overview

Whole Earth Nature School was founded in 2009 by Rees Maxwell and Anna and Matt Bradley. We offer outdoor programming for youth and adults in and around Eugene and Springfield, OR.

Whole Earth Nature School offers unique nature connection programs, utilizing an approach rooted in ancient knowledge, filled with real-life experience, and sprinkled with a touch of mystery. Nature Camp is more than outdoor play.

Each skill and activity at Whole Earth Nature School has a positive effect on students’ emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. We nurture students to become more connected to self, others, and the environment by giving them the support and freedom they need to flourish.

Whole Earth Nature School is a member of the Youth in Nature Partnership, a collaboration of nonprofits and government agencies focused on getting more youth outdoors. 


Programs are offered year round and serve youth ages 3-17. Here is a list of currently offered programs, in order from most participants to fewest:


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