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The Wilderness Classroom Organization

, Western Springs, United States
Non-profit organization



The Wilderness Classroom is an educational nonprofit working to teach kids about the wonders of nature. The Wilderness Classroom started with a simple idea: to improve students' core academic skills and appreciation for the environment by introducing elementary and middle school students to the wonders of exploration and wilderness travel.

Eight years and ten expeditions later, the Wilderness Classroom is a 501(c)3 that reaches over 1,800 teachers and 65,000 students around the globe.

Our mission has never changed. We seek to instill a lifelong appreciation of the natural world while improving basic skills like reading, critical thinking, and communication by highlighting the joy of discovery.

Since it is usually unfeasible to load a classroom of 4th grade students onto a plane and fly them to remote locations, we use a combination of interactive internet-based learning tools on our website, teacher training, and live school programs to accomplish our mission.


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