An Environmental Education Program
for 5th Grade Students
"To Awaken in Children
a Deeply Felt Connection
with the Natural World"
The Joy of Learning Outside
Sponsor Our Students

What We Do

Enrich the Standard Course of Study through experiential education in an outdoor setting where students connect with the land, become more  active, and gain in self-confidence while improving science aptitude.

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Who We Serve

An ever increasing number of 5th grade students from the Western and Piedmont regions of North Carolina and upstate region of South Carolina, with the goal of further expansion in the coming years.

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How To Help

Muddy Sneakers’ success is made possible through the support of volunteers and the generosity of individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations who value this important work. 

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Watch Us In Action

ACS video featuring Muddy Sneakers

Watch the following short video produced by Asheville City Schools that features Muddy Sneakers students in action during the 2016 season.

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Support Our Students

Join our community of sponors

Instill a lifelong love of nature in the heart of a child! Muddy Sneakers is made possible through the heart-felt gifts of forward-thinking foundations and individual donors.

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Camp Muddy Sneakers

Continue the adventure this summer!

The adventure continues at our day camp! Through hands-on experiential learning, our campers gain a deep understanding of the natural world.

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36 Schools

We bring a field-based, experiential format to teaching 5th grade science for 36 schools and counting. Learn more »

10 Years

The 2017-2018 school year marks a decade of outdoor science programming. Learn more »

2 States

We serve a growing number of school districts across the North Carolina and South Carolina. Learn more »

2,400 Students

Muddy Sneakers serves 2,400 students across 13 school districts in the 2017-2018 school year. Learn more »


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Donate to Muddy Sneakers

Each $50 donation sponsors one student’s participation in Muddy Sneakers for a full school year! Learn more »