NatureTrack’s Annual Docent Appreciation Celebration on the Water This Year

A lovely, lighthearted day on Lake Cachuma greeted NatureTrack (NT) founder Sue Eisaguirre as she treated nearly 50 docents to a […more…]

Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack

Sunday, May 15 @ Goleta Beach Park On Sunday, May 15, from 12 noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at […more…]

Abby Pickens Named New Program Manager for NatureTrack

NatureTrack brings on Abby Pickens to be the new Program Manager for their “Fostering a Lifelong Fascination with Nature” outdoor […more…]

NatureTrack’s Documentary “The Accessible Outdoors” Chosen for SLO Film Festival Program April 26 – May 1, 2022

“We’re thrilled beyond belief to have our film screen so close to the home base of NatureTrack in Los Olivos,” […more…]

Calling All Nature-Loving Wheelchair Users! Explore and Experience Freedom Trax at Pismo State Beach

On Sunday, April 3, from noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at Pismo State Beach  to introduce those who use […more…]

NatureTrack/Explore Ecology/Freedom Trax Take the Beach at Hendry’s 

On Sunday, NatureTrack (NT) provided the super power of navigating the great outdoors independently to wheelchair users with the Freedom […more…]


You’d be hard-pressed to find nonprofits with an origin story more organic and homespun than NatureTrack. The organization was founded […more…]

Calling All Nature-Loving Wheelchair Users!

Explore Gaviota Beach Using Freedom Trax On Sunday, March 13, from noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at Gaviota State […more…]

Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack This Sunday at Goleta Beach Park

This coming Sunday Feb. 13, from 10am to 1pm, NatureTrack will be at Goleta Beach Park to introduce those who […more…]

NatureTrack Demonstrates How Wheelchair Users Can Get Back to Nature with Freedom Trax – Giving All Access on the Beach a New Look

On the second Sunday of every month, NatureTrack, whose mission is to connect kids to nature is collaborating with Explore […more…]

Awards Coming in for NatureTrack New Documentary “The Accessible Outdoors”

The Accessible Outdoors, the new short live action documentary presented by Golden Cage Films and NatureTrack Foundation is taking on […more…]

NatureTrack Spreads Message on the Importance of Nature to All Humans with New Documentary “The Accessible Outdoors”

Presented by Golden Cage Films & NatureTrack The Accessible Outdoors, the new short live action documentary presented by Golden Cage […more…]

Access to Nature for ALL

In the ten years that NatureTrack has been taking Santa Barbara County’s school-age kids on outdoor field trips, Steve Schulz […more…]


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Matching Challenge

Through December 31, 2022, the first $5,000 donated will be matched thanks to a generous challenge grant from the Natalie Orfalea Foundation.

Nature for Everyone

Help NatureTrack continue our mission of making nature accessible to all!  NatureTrack’s ability to connect students – including wheelchair users and others with physical disabilities – to the natural world is directly linked to our ability to fund program costs and equipment which make that access possible. To continue providing more wheelchair users with Freedom Trax so they can participate in outdoor field trips, we need your help.

For the first ten years of our existence, students, teachers, and volunteers who use wheelchairs could not participate because most of our field trip locations were inaccessible to wheelchairs. Now, with your help, these students and teachers can join classmates and colleagues on our county’s beautiful beaches and trails, enjoying those same connections with nature.

In addition to students and teachers, volunteers who are wheelchair users or have other physical disabilities will also be able to participate and share their passion for the outdoors with local students.


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.
(805) 886-2047
Executive Director: Sue Eisaguirre

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

The miracle of a student experiencing the wonders of nature, often for the first time, is a life-changing gift that NatureTrack gives a child every time they hit the trail. We’ve repeatedly witnessed the delight and transformation that occur with students and that’s why we continue to support NatureTrack and its critical mission.
Lisa and Steve Palmer

Connecting to Nature Through Film

Held every year for the past four years, the NatureTrack Film Festival has become the organization’s go-to fundraising platform. The 2021 installment was a hybrid event with a one-day in-person festival followed by a two-week virtual format that featured 76 world-class nature films and participants from more than 20 countries. The festival, which offers multiple sponsorships, is a natural extension of NatureTrack’s mission to connect people to the natural world.

Key Supporters

Adams Legacy Foundation
Audacious Foundation and Jane and Paul Orfalea
B.P. Moser Trust
California Coastal Conservancy
Coastal Ranches Conservancy
Coastal Resources Enhancement Fund (CREF)
deLaski Family Foundation
Edwin and Jeanne Woods Family Foundation
Herbert and Gertrude Latkin Charitable Foundation
Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation
Henry and Lola Monroe Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
John S. Kiewit Memorial Foundation
Natalie Orfalea Foundation
Raintree Foundation
Santa Ynez Valley Foundation
Santa Ynez Valley Youth Recreation
Towbes Foundation
UCSB Coastal Fund