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Founded in 1971 and based in San Francisco, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Its mission is to inspire personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. NatureBridge currently operates four campuses: Yosemite Institute in Yosemite National Park, Olympic Park Institute in Olympic National Park in Washington state, Headlands Institute in Golden Gate National Parks and Santa Monica Mountains Institute in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Each year, NatureBridge serves more than 40,000 participants through field science, youth leadership and teacher training programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
HQSan Francisco, US
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Employees (est.) (May 2020)173(-1%)

Key People/Management at NatureBridge

Phillip Kilbridge

Phillip Kilbridge

President & CEO
Todd Cota

Todd Cota

Board Member and Climate Advocate
Mitch Holmer

Mitch Holmer

Chief Financial Officer
Susan S. Boren

Susan S. Boren

Aaron Rich

Aaron Rich

Chief Development Officer
Judy Lin

Judy Lin

Chief Operating Officer
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NatureBridge Office Locations

NatureBridge has offices in San Francisco, Sausalito, Washington and YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
San Francisco, US (HQ)
28 Geary St #650, San Francisco
Sausalito, US
1033 Fort Cronkhite
Washington, US
777 6th St NW #700
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NatureBridge Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


NatureBridge total Funding

$4 m

NatureBridge latest funding size

$4 m

Time since last funding

9 years ago

NatureBridge investors

NatureBridge's latest funding round in January 2011 was reported to be $4 m. In total, NatureBridge has raised $4 m
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NatureBridge Online and Social Media Presence

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NatureBridge Blogs

A Student to Steward Story: Siara & Molly

In 2015, a classroom full of excited sixth graders left their homes in Pasadena, CA and traveled north to visit one of America’s beautiful public lands: Olympic National Park.

NatureBridge Service Day and Hike in the Santa Monica Mountains

date:  Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10am to Friday, January 12, 2018 - 2pm

Press Release | Residential Environmental Education Partnership Participants Announced

For Immediate Release August 24, 2018 Contact: Stephen Streufert    

2018 YOlympic Scholars Presentations

    On Thursday night, our Alcoa Scholars, educators, and NatureBridge Staff and visitors gathered in Storm King Hall on the Olympic campus for our Alcoa Scholars’ science presentations. Our visitors included Stephen Streufert, NatureBridge’s Vice President of Education, and Judy Lin, NatureB…

Welcoming Judy Lin to NatureBridge!

After six years at KIPP Atlanta (Knowledge is Power Program), a public charter school network, Judy has joined the NatureBridge senior leadership team as Chief Operating Officer!

2018 YOlympic Scholars in the Backcountry!

On Wednesday afternoon, the Alcoa Scholars returned back to our NatureBridge campus on Lake Crescent after spending 7-days in the backcountry of Olympic National Park.  
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NatureBridge Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was NatureBridge founded?

    NatureBridge was founded in 1971.

  • Who are NatureBridge key executives?

    NatureBridge's key executives are Phillip Kilbridge, Todd Cota and Mitch Holmer.

  • How many employees does NatureBridge have?

    NatureBridge has 173 employees.

  • Who are NatureBridge competitors?

    Competitors of NatureBridge include Fullbridge, Cricket Media and Modular Robotics.

  • Where is NatureBridge headquarters?

    NatureBridge headquarters is located at 28 Geary St #650, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are NatureBridge offices?

    NatureBridge has offices in San Francisco, Sausalito, Washington and YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.

  • How many offices does NatureBridge have?

    NatureBridge has 5 offices.