BUILDING CONNECTIONS
TO OUR NATURAL WORLD

Outdoor Education Adventures (OEA) is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide equitable opportunities for positive educational experiences in nature.

What do we do? We specialize in getting people muddy! OEA’s award winning environmental education programs, camps, nature walks, and school field trips get kids of all ages outside, exploring and discovering as they are immersed in nature.

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JOIN THE ADVENTURE!

Block 1

OUTDOOR
YOUTH
CAMPS

OEA day camps, summer camps, after school programs, spring break camps, and clubs offer hands-on science, discovery, and most of all fun!  Campers will engage in activities and games that strengthen their observational skills, build self reliance and social skills, and increase their knowledge of local plants, animals, and ecosystems.

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Block 2

SCHOOL
PROGRAMS
& FIELD TRIPS

The best way to learn about nature is in nature. All school programs use fun, educational, hands-on activities which encourage investigation and discovery with the natural world and are customized for all grade levels. 

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Block 3

MAPLE GROVE
NATURE
PRESCHOOL

Maple Grove is an early childhood, outdoor education program. The curriculum is inquiry-based and emerges out of the students’ curiosity and motivation. Students will learn within nature, about nature and about their place on earth.

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OUR IMPACT

Nature has a transformative power.

Give a child an opportunity to freely engage with the natural world and they will blossom. Whether it is climbing trees or squishing toes in the mud, outdoor experiences build confidence, self-assurance, creativity, and connection. 

Our programs are structed to encourage curiosity, creative thinking, and exploration, aiming to:

Increase scientific knowledge through outdoor experiences

 

Teach about our local natural history and ecology

Inspire a love and advocacy for natural spaces

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GET DIRTY. HAVE FUN.
GET OUTSIDE!

See what OEA is all about. 

Outdoor Experiences for All.

You can help more kids PLAY, ADVENTURE, & LEARN!

OEA wants to provide outdoor opportunities for all children, regardless of their background.  
Your tax deductible donation helps us get more kids outside.

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NEWT TALES

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