Terwilliger Nature Education Programs

For over 35 years, WildCare’s Terwilliger Nature Education Programs have provided Bay Area teachers with environmental education opportunities inspired by the legacy of Elizabeth Terwilliger.

Mrs. Terwilliger developed an interactive, experiential type of learning that is still at the heart of our education programs today. Our programs aim to strengthen environmental stewardship and responsibility by teaching an appreciation of nature and a respect for wildlife.

WildCare’s education programs support the Next Generation Science Standards and our instructors are glad to incorporate the themes of your class curriculum into our programs whenever possible. Scholarships are available.

Learning about Wildlife nose-to-nose. Photo by Tory Russell

School/Group Programs

WildCare offers a variety of environmental education programs to Bay Area schools, senior centers, scout troops and camps—at our site, at your site, or in the field!

Winter Camp at WildCare. Photo by Tory Russell

Nature Camp

WildCare’s Nature Camps are available for children from 3 ½ -12 years old.  Weekly sessions of day camp are offered at our center in Summer, Winter and Spring.

WildCare entrance. Photo by Tory Russell

Visit Our Courtyard

WildCare’s courtyard is home to a variety of non-releasable rescued wildlife—our Wildlife Ambassadors!  The courtyard is open to the public every day and admission is free.

WildCare Family Adventures. Photo by Tory Russell

 WildCare Family Adventures

Enjoy a FREE day of discovery and learning out in nature with the family.  WildCare naturalists will lead fun family outings in both English and Spanish, with the objective of deepening our commitment to take care of the planet.

Nature Van program in action. Photo by Tory Russell

Teacher Resources

Prepare your class for an upcoming WildCare Education Program with our free pre-lessons or take a virtual field trip with Mrs. Terwilliger!

TEA winner Ane Carla Rovetta. Photo by Tory Russell

Terwilliger Environmental Award

WildCare’s annual Terwilliger Environmental Award honors local environmental educators who inspire children and adults to love nature and protect the environment.

Sticky Monkey Flower

Junior Botanist Program

WildCare’s Junior Botanist Program introduces students to native trees, ferns, flowers and grasses.

Little girl at WildCare camp. Photo by Tory Russell

We'd like to thank the following organizations for supporting WildCare's Education Programs:

bird print bullet point Marin Community Foundation
bird print bullet point First Five Marin
bird print bullet point Strong Foundation for Environmental Values
bird print bullet point Save the Redwoods League
bird print bullet point Thelma Doelger Trust for Animals
bird print bullet point Laurel Foundation