The Santa Cruz Kids in Nature Program is an
outdoor-based Nature Club for young children. We are a grass-roots program focused on fostering creativity, confidence, communication skills, community, ecological stewardship, curiosity, consent, and social justice ethics and advocacy in the students. Our core curriculums revolve around Social Emotional Learning, Natural History, and Cultural History/Social Justice.

The group takes place over the course of the school year and runs outside of school hours - making it a great activity for public school students. 

​It is our priority to be accessible to all who are interested, so please inquire about our * equal access scholarships.*


 KIN Contributions and Advocacy 



Click the image above to read about the foundations of our pedagogy and our core values.

 '23 After School Program Sign Up 


 Click the image above to learn about or sign up for our School-year offerings during distance-learning.

Summer CampS


 Click the image above to learn about our social justice goals and actions.

Read our founding principles


Click the image above to find out about our Summer Camps!



"The earth is what we all have in common."

-Wendell Berry

Santa Cruz  Kids in Nature