Education for a Sustainable Future

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen encourages understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  Through our youth programs, the organization staff and volunteers inspire the next generation of passionate environmental stewards. Youth group leaders and educators can email to schedule an event.

Education Brochure

School Programs

Each year, we reach over 2300 students across Nelson County and the surrounding counties. We provide site-based learning opportunities at Wintergreen and in-school environmental programs.

These environmental education programs are designed to support the pre K-12 curriculum and appropriate Virginia Standards of Learning as well as to stimulate critical thinking and decision making for students.

From stream surveys to story-times, we are out there working hard to educate your local youth!

On-Site Youth Programs

In addition to our school programs, we provide hands-on educational opportunities for homeschool groups, scouts, YMCA’s and other organizational summer camps on-site. It is our goal to provide the youth an immersive experience, and encourage lifelong environmental stewards. During COvid-19, we will take small groups out on our trials for environmental education, but by APPOINTMENT only. Please contact Kathie Driscoll, Education Director at or (434) 325-8169 to schedule an outdoor activity.

Wish List Program

Each year, thanks to generous support from the Nelson County Community Fund, the foundation has be able to donate thousands of dollars-worth of science-related classroom supplies to the Nelson County Public Schools.