Access and Inclusion at Dodge

Dodge Nature Center and Preschool is for everyone.

As stewards of the land, we create and foster a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment where all can nourish their need for nature. We listen to, honor, and learn from lived experiences and feedback to create a space where everyone feels welcome.

Providing access to environmental education and experiences in nature is essential to Dodge Nature Center and Preschool’s mission, vision, and values. As educators, we are committed to staying curious, challenging our status quo, and changing in ways that facilitate greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How we're advancing access and inclusion at Dodge

Everyone needs access to nature

We're proud to serve our community and bring environmental education to everyone.
Pictured from left to right: Luisana Mendez of Huellas Latinas leading a Spanish-language guided trail hike (2021), Neighborhood House students on a field trip (2021), Highland Friendship Club using Cloverdale Trail (2021), ROCC (Residents of Color Collective) celebrating Juneteenth at Dodge (2022), Green Seniors participants walking together on a snowy trail (2023), and summer campers exploring Dodge (2021).

Questions about this work?

This page highlights some, but not all of our access and inclusion initiatives and efforts.
To learn more, contact us at [email protected]—we’re here to listen.

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