Mission and History
All youth in California, regardless of background, have the opportunity to develop deep, personal connections to nature.
Through cross-sector partnerships, we expand transformational outdoor experiences for youth (ages 25 and under) in California, who reflect the overall demographics of the state.
The California Outdoor Engagement Coalition was founded in 2015 following the Science for Parks, Parks for Science conference. The Coalition was created to inspire the next century of environmental stewards, who will benefit greatly from transformational connections with the outdoors and in turn advocate for the protection and preservation of these spaces.