New generations of caretakers are needed to support the work to save the magical redwood forests forever.
Since its founding in 1918, Save the Redwoods League has encouraged an appreciation and understanding of the ecological and aesthetic value of coast redwood and giant sequoia ecosystems and connecting landscapes.
The League funds many schools and nonprofit organizations that conduct field trips and programs in the redwoods, enabling students of diverse backgrounds to experience the wonders of the redwood forest firsthand.
Guided by our Education Committee, the League sponsors innovative education and interpretation programs that encourage more people of diverse backgrounds and ages to protect redwoods. By partnering with leading educators and interpreters in state and national parks, cooperating associations, school districts, and nonprofit community and environmental education organizations, the League continues to expand the range and reach of personally relevant redwood experiences to our growing and varied population.
Our Education Program's goals are threefold:
- strengthen the connection of the park visitor to the redwood groves,
- build and support a network of redwood education providers and
- teach people of all ages about preserving the redwood forest ecosystems
Save the Redwoods League grants funds to schools, park associations and other qualified nonprofits that provide redwood education.
Our grants program aims to foster a deeper understanding of redwoods through visits to the forest and other educational experiences among a broad, diverse audience.
Since 2000, Save the Redwoods League has awarded more than 300 grants to dedicated educators who provide high-quality redwood forest education in and out of the classroom.
Learn more about the League's Education Grants Program and how to apply for a grant.
Use these free resources to teach youths and adults about redwoods.
- Redwoods Learning Center - View, download and order FREE League education materials here.
- Featured Grants—Check out redwood resources developed by our Education Grant recipients.
- About Redwoods—Learn about Earth's tallest and largest trees.
- Enter our Redwood Art contest
Questions? Please contact the Education and Interpretation Manager at Education@SaveTheRedwoods.org or (415) 362-2352.
Your Gifts Help Inspire Future Stewards
Michele Luna shared a story about an inspiring moment with a child who participated in her organization’s redwood education program (pictured), thanks to your support of Save the Redwoods League. The anecdote is from Luna's colleague: The student hiked and completed activities in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. "Then the student said, 'Thank you for letting me come to your park!' I said, 'This is your park! You can come here with your family and friends.'" Learn about the priceless next moment.