If we don’t provide opportunities for children to love nature, how can we expect them to grow into adults that will conserve nature?

Donate to the Child Nature Connection

Scholarships: When we can provide scholarships we reach families that might not have access to wild places, and children that might not receive the mentoring, socialization, and amazing moments in nature that instill lifelong connections and positive experiences in nature.

Materials: Science equipment and project materials can add up as kids use nets, viewing scopes and identification books. While most of our equipment comes from nature, sometimes  adding that useful technological resource or scientific gadget bridges a child’s interests and inspirations.

Dreams: Ventura Wild has the potential to be a true catalyst for change in our community. By mentoring nature connection in children and families, we can raise a community of people that feel connected to nature and value wild places in their personal lives. With that value comes wildlife stewards, environmental advocates and people in all walks of life that have a personal stake in preserving and renaturalizing our communities. Families that have enjoyed wild places and have joyful memories in nature teach their children and their neighbors about the fantastic places and diverse life that exists in our neighborhoods.

We would love to become a project of a local 501c3 fiscal sponsor with access to fundraising for our own transportation, liability insurance and office space to develop new programs, coordinate with schools and other organizations and conduct service projects in the community.

How to Donate

  • At this time, under the Ojai Recreation department Ventura Wild is not a 501c3.
  • Contact Heather King, the program director, at 805-310-1461 or info@venturawild.com if you would like to build a funding relationship.
  • Push the button below and provide nature to a child!