Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack

By Giving List Staff   |   May 12, 2022

Sunday, May 15 @ Goleta Beach Park

On Sunday, May 15, from 12 noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at Goleta Beach Park to introduce those who use wheelchairs to the Freedom Trax devices at no cost!  Free to try, free to feel the ocean mist on your face.  Terrific way to include your family members or friends who use a wheelchair on a beach outing. Come meet the folks at NatureTrack and see Freedom Trax in action at Goleta Beach.  Gustavo, one of the first-time Freedom Trax users put it simply, exclaiming as he whizzed down the beach, “It’s fan-tas-tic!”  

NatureTrack will have up to seven Freedom Trax devices available for wheelchair users to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up online, our form is found under the Field Trips tab. This is an apparatus that quickly and easily converts a manual wheelchair into a battery-powered, all-terrain vehicle allowing those users to traverse beach sand and trails independently. 

There is no cost to use the Freedom Trax, courtesy of NatureTrack, which will also have two manual wheelchairs available for transfer should your wheelchair not fit on the device.  Simple things we take for granted like being close to the ocean’s edge and navigating alongside the edge of the continent, are possible with this clever device. 


5.15.22 from 12 – 4 pm at Goleta Beach Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117.
Click HERE to RSVP. Questions – email sue@naturetrack.org or call (805)886-2047.  
Look for the pop-up banner and the NatureTrack vans parked close to the pier.

ABOUT NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides outdoor docent-led field trips during the usual school day for Santa Barbara County children at no cost to the schools or students, utilizing local trails and beaches throughout north and south county. NatureTrack’s mission is two-fold:  to encourage students to embrace our natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be stewards of our natural resources, and prepare school-aged students with the attitudes, leadership skills, and habits for lifelong learning. Founded in 2011, more than 28,000 students have had a chance to experience a NatureTrack docent-led outdoor field trip.  

Recently NatureTrack expanded its’ mission of connecting kids to nature and is now connecting people who use wheelchairs of all ages to get out into nature using Freedom Trax. This device quickly changes a manual wheelchair into a battery powered, all-terrain vehicle which can easily traverse sand and trails. Now NatureTrack docents, students, and teachers who use a wheelchair can join classes on nature trips using Trax. https://naturetrack.org.  NatureTrack is expanding its’ reach up to San Luis Obispo and down to Ventura County with the Trax program.  Thanks go to the grantors including: UCSB’s Coastal Fund, California State Coastal Conservancy,Parks California ‘Route to Parks’ grant and the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund.



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(805) 886-2047
Founder & Executive Director: Sue Eisaguirre


NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide outdoor field trips for school-aged children at no cost to the schools or students.

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We both know it is vital for our young generation to be out in nature and experience what nature offers. Seeing the excitement on students’ faces and their reactions to natural discoveries is always a joy. We enjoy being out on the trails and beaches, sharing nature at the moment with future stewards of our natural world.
Dennis and Carole Nord
NatureTrack Volunteers since 2011

For the Love of Nature

Transportation costs have increased significantly. In order to keep NatureTrack outdoor field trips cost-free for everyone, we need your help. Every donation you make will help us connect more kids and wheelchair users to nature.

$1,000 – Pays for 15 students to take a field trip (including transportation)

$2,500 – Pays for 35 students to take a field trip (including transportation)

$5,000 – Pays for 70 students to take a field trip (including transportation)

$6,300 – Buys 1 FreedomTrax device

PRICELESS – Becoming a NatureTrack volunteer! Join us. We have as much fun as the students!

Key Supporters

Adams Legacy Foundation
Audacious Foundation
California Coastal Conservancy
Explore the Coast
Coastal Ranches Conservancy
Coastal Resources
Enhancement Fund
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
deLaski Family Foundation
Herbert and Gertrude Latkin
Charitable Foundation
John S. Kiewit Memorial
Natalie Orfalea Foundation
and Lou Buglioli
Pacific HR, Inc.
Parks California – Route to Parks
Santa Ynez Valley Foundation
Santa Ynez Valley Youth
Towbes Foundation