About this Contender

Nestled in a beautiful oak woodland along the American River, the Effie Yeaw Nature Center delivers award-winning natural science programs to thousands of school children and families each year with qualified naturalists and trained docents. Its location within one of California's largest metropolitan areas makes it highly accessible to urban school children and a special natural resource for family recreation and environmental study. Last year, over 16,500 students and close to 100,000 visitors participated in the Nature Center's education programs, explored the visitor center, got up close with our resident animals, and/or enjoyed the serene natural beauty of the 100-acre nature preserve.