Get outdoors in our local natural world, support Houston Wilderness' efforts to protect, preserve, and promote our ten ecoregions, and help offer Houston area students the opportunity to learn about the outdoors.

Get a head start on 2017's Great Green Quest. This year we have two new, exciting components of the Great Green Quest program that will help even more students, children and families discover the benefits of time spent outdoors in nature, but will also provide guidance and opportunities for pursuing careers in conservation or the field of environmental science!  In collaboration with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Houston Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, we have developed a “Green Jobs” version of the Wilderness Passport that includes information on the educational pathways that lead to careers in an environmental field. We are also launching a “Careers in Conservation” graduate-level scholarship program open to interns and staff of our Network Partner organizations.

Of course, we are continuing to grow the Great Green Quest in more area school districts, libraries, community centers and youth organizations throughout the region. The GGQ is a great opportunity to get yourself and deserving students outdoors. Although the Quest formally launches in May, you can be an early bird and sign up now and you will receive a Wilderness Packet with all of the information you need to get outdoors exploring Greater Houston's 10 diverse ecoregions. Your sponsorship will also give kids the opportunity to challenge themselves to become the Top "Questers" as they visit the ten ecoregions over the summer months. Please help us meet our 2017 goal to distribute 25,000 Wilderness Passports, and get kids excited about careers in conservation and environmental science!

Download the Great Green Quest Sponsorship Letter

Wilderness Passports

Sponsored Schools on the Quest

KIPP Middle and Elementary Schools

YES PREP Elementary Schools

Rise School of Houston

Elementary Schools with Spring Branch ISD in Houston

Elementary Schools with Columbia-Brazoria ISD

Elementary Schools with Lamar Consolidated ISD in Richmond/Rosenberg

Elementary and Middle Schools with Houston ISD

More area schools will be joining this year's Quest! If you have schools you'd like to see participate, please email

Sponsored Areas

Houston Parks and Recreation Department Community Centers

Join the Quest and sponsor a school today!

Estuary Anglers - $5,000

This sponsorship will help 5 schools participate

Prairie Birdwatchers - $2,500

This sponsorship will help 4 schools participate

Bayou Kayakers- $1,000

This sponsorship will help 3 schools participate

Piney Woods Cyclist- $500

This sponsorship will help 2 schools participate

Big Thicket Campers- $250

This sponsorship will help 1 school participate


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Photo by Wayne Wendel

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 There's so much to do on the Quest: