We provide nature-based educational programs for students and families.
Straub Outdoors (formally Straub Environmental Center) is a nonprofit organization offering nature-based educational programs for students of all ages and families that increase science literacy, promote a sustainable approach to daily life, create an understanding of the natural world, and inspire ecological stewardship. We provide enriching and awe-inspiring experiences that foster an understanding and appreciation of nature.
What we do
We offer educational experiences in nature for students of all ages and families. We use a “heart and head” method of education that fosters emotional connections to nature first and then intellectual-academic connections.
Serving our community
Our programs take people outside to signature natural areas that include forests, alpine meadows, prairies and riversides.
In 2017, 31,639 community members participated in our programs, special events and outreach activities. 1,989 youth and family members were directly served through our natural science field outings.
Last year, we offered nearly 50 programs and events for our regional community!