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.

Learn more about WildCare’s Distance Learning Programs here!





Meeting a taxidermy fox. 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!

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WildCare Nature Camp. Photo by Tory Russell

Wildlife Camp

WildCare’s Wildlife 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.

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The entrance to WildCare's courtyard. 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.

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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.

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WildCare Nature Van program. 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!

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Lupin. Photo by Chris Whittier


Scholarships are available for school and group programs and for nature camp. Your class automatically qualifies for a scholarship that matches the percentage of the student body eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal Program (FRMP).

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little girl jumpingWe’d like to thank the following organizations for supporting WildCare’s Education Programs:

  • Alexander M. & June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • Kimball Foundation
  • LaureL Foundation
  • Sato Foundation
  • Save the Redwoods League
  • Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation
  • Woodlawn Foundation