Wickenburg Outdoor Education members assist Nadaburg School with educational field trips.  

​Your donations make these fun and interactive programs possible.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors  built on seven core principles that are used to communicate how to minimize impact while enjoying the outdoors. These Principles are the most robust and widely utilized minimum impact outdoor practices. These can be applied anywhere - from the backcountry, to local parks, to your backyard - and for any recreational activity. 

Our 1-1/2 hour Awareness class is presented in a fun, interactive manner.


Wickenburg Outdoor Education has taught Hug A Tree and Survive to more than 100 students.

Citizen Science Phenology Nature Trail

WCF is working with its partners to use existing nature trails at local venues as outdoor classrooms for Citizen Science phenology* programs. Grade-level appropriate activities teach scientific methods of study and data collection and encourage students  to formulate and answer questions.  Data collected by students becomes part of the National Phenology Network database which is used by scientists in their studies.

*Phenology: the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals.

Hug-A-Tree and Survive

This 45-minute fun and interactive program is geared for

ages 6 - 12. Contact us if you would like to schedule a class for your youth group or school.  Participants receive a free survival pack.

 Wickenburg Conservation Foundation

Desert Awareness 

This is the newest addition to our menu of Outdoor Education Programs. 

The two part program is tailored to meet 4th grade AZ science and history standards. Part 1 is a 90 minute round robin for desert explorers. Students rotate through 6 stations: stalwart skeletons, scrubby skins, desert predators, desert soils, ancient civilizations and trash lasts. Part 2 is a field trip to a nearby trail to explore rocks and minerals, plants and animals.

The program can be scaled for 3-6 grade.

Wickenburg Outdoor Education Partnership (WOEP)
WCF partners with:

  • GFWC Hassayampa Woman's Club
  • Maricopa County Parks
  • Friends of Hassayampa (Hassayampa River Preserve)
  • Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • AZ Game and Fish
  • Bureau of Land Managemen
  • Town of Wickenburg Parks & Recreation
  • Wickenburg, Nadaburg and Morristown schools
  • Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

to create, host  and fund outdoor programs that meet AZ Dept. of Education science standards. 

Hands-on nature programs increase student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and support AZ science standards.