The Blue Sky Funders Forum inspires, deepens, and expands philanthropy to advance opportunities that connect people and nature and promote environmental literacy.
“Education, if it means anything, should not take people away from the land, but instill in them even more respect for it...” —Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” ―President Jimmy Carter
“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it." —Pope Francis


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Join Blue Sky and researchers from the UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science on February 28 to learn key findings from research on youth-focused community and citizen science and its implications for connecting people and nature.

Blue Sky and the Bay Area Environmental Education Funders Collaborative invite you to save the date for a day of learning and collaboration as we work together to build the coalition for people and nature. Join us on May 23, 2018 in Oakland, CA.

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ChangeScale is a partnership effort in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area that are working together to advance the cohesiveness, effectiveness, and prominence of the field of environmental education. ChangeScale...

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