As an outdoor science education nonprofit, we’ve helped more than 200,000 children to explore Nature through science, and fuel their own unique connections and discoveries. Most students we serve come from high-need communities across Northern Nevada and Northern California.
Our mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based programs for youth to foster the next generation of our community’s leaders, scientists, and stewards.
Sierra Nevada Journeys prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that active reflection, engagement and commitment to these principles is crucial to creating a workplace that has diverse perspectives. Environmental education and outdoor recreation should be accessible for all, and we are committed to focusing on those in our community with the least access. We strive to build our workforce and programs around our ability to serve communities diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, values and perspectives. Through our unique outdoor environmental and social-emotional learning, youth develop an increased sense of access and safety in nature. They also learn strategies for positive and respectful interactions with their peers and how to use the outdoors as a tool for mental and physical health and well-being.