Muddy Sneakers

WHAT THEY DO: The mission of Muddy Sneakers is to awaken in children a deeply felt connection with the natural world — one that inspires curiosity, stimulates learning and brings new life to classroom performance.

Over the course of its 15-year history, Muddy Sneakers has supported more than 23,000 public school fifth grade students via its outdoor experiential science education partnerships. In 2022-23 alone, the nonprofit will serve more than 3,000 students and 80 educators.


  • Anyone who gives $100 or more will be entered into a drawing for Muddy Sneakers swag, complete with a bag of Hellbender blend coffee in collaboration with Pisgah Coffee Roasters.
The kids benefit in so many ways from Muddy Sneakers — academically, socially, emotionally. I have seen this year after year. I love to see the kid who struggles in the classroom shine during an expedition.
—Rebekah Morse, Sunny View Elementary
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