Walk in the Wilderness


Nature walks are a fun and exciting part of our time at Nature Rangers. With the animated joy of our facilitators, they provide the backdrop for exciting exploration, allowing for some of the most unique and unforgettable experiences! A few of the exciting parts of our wilderness walks include:

  1. Discovering Hidden Treasures: Our wilderness walks are more than just a stroll in nature – they’re journeys of discovery! Children uncover hidden treasures along the trail, from intricate plant species to elusive animal tracks. Each step is an opportunity to observe, explore, and connect with the natural world, fostering a deep appreciation for the wonders of the wilderness.
  2. Witnessnessing Unique Wildlife Interactions: Nature has a way of surprising us at every turn, and our wilderness walks are no exception! Children have the chance to witness unique wildlife interactions, from deer grazing in meadows to birds of prey soaring overhead. These firsthand encounters spark curiosity and wonder, inspiring a lifelong love and respect for the diverse creatures that call the wilderness home.
  3. Expanding our Knowledge with Every Step: Our wilderness walks aren’t just about exploration – they’re also learning experiences! Along the way, our facilitators incorporate past lessons on ecology, botany, and wildlife biology, helping children to recognize real-life examples of what they have learned. As they digest what they’ve learned about, children gain a deeper understanding of the natural world and their role in preserving it for future generations.
  4. Endless Exploration: With miles of trails and acres of untamed wilderness to explore, the adventure never ends! Children delight in finding new areas to explore. Depending on the season, they find all types of hidden wonders such as secret waterfalls and hidden meadows teeming with wildflowers. With each expedition, they develop confidence, resilience, and a sense of wonder that fuels their passion for exploration and discovery.
  5. Learning to be Good Stewards of the Environment: As stewards of the environment, we instill in children the importance of respecting and protecting the wilderness. Along our walks, we greet fellow walkers with smiles and friendly hellos, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. Additionally, we encourage children to take responsibility for their surroundings by picking up trash along the trail, ensuring that future generations can enjoy the pristine beauty of the wilderness.

Come say hi if you see us on the trail!

Tracy is the Founder and CEO of Nature Rangers Wilderness Programs. She is a certified Forest School Teacher, nature enthusiast, homeschool mom, public speaker, and a board-certified holistic nutritionist. She holds certifications in Emotional Development, Elementary Montessori, Wilderness First Aid, Leadership and has a Master's Degree from UC Santa Barbara. She currently lives in Santa Barbara with her family.

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