About Acorn Naturalists

T-104 Acorn Naturalists 14742 Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Tustin, California 92780

NOTE: Yes, you have reached Acorn Naturalists. The look is different because this our new website! We hope you like it, but we are also keeping the old website live so you can go there anytime to check prior orders or anything else. Both the old website and the new website are fully functional and have the same products and pricing. The new website is, however, well, new, which means that the first time you order on the new website you will need to set up your account - only once - and then you are set!

Acorn Naturalists was formed over three decades ago by educators involved with creating and distributing high quality educational resources for the both inside and outside of the classroom. The original founders are still actively involved on a daily basis, developing new materials and working closely with a dedicated and informed staff. We deeply appreciate your support and always welcome your suggestions.

The consulting division of the company, The Acorn Group, specializes in advancing the field of outdoor education, museum and playscape design, trail media, exhibit masterplans, strategic planning for educational institutions, and program evaluation.

Acorn Naturalists has also been recognized for its early incorporation of state of the art green programs and products. The League of Conservation honored Acorn Naturalists with the Environmental Business of the Year Award, and the cofounders and current Directors of the company received the Howard Bell Award for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions as Leaders in the Field of Environmental Education from the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.


  Our Website

This website is brimming with creative, field and classroom-tested resources for planning your programs, enriching your curriculum, and getting children interested in science and nature. Acorn Naturalists' resources are designed to add depth, zest, and introspection to your programs. We have recently added hundreds of new products, including replicas, hands-on activity kits, field equipment, interpretive tools, curricula, and other engaging educational resources. In addition to this website, we also have a digital catalog, organized by category headings (click here to view). Our customers include educators at all levels, naturalists, interpreters, science education specialists, outdoor schools and camp staff, hikers, birders, botanists, parents and, of course, inquisitive children.

  Our Services

We offer direct, personal service. We are a people-oriented operation and you can talk to us directly or email us with any questions. We warehouse all of the resources we carry, which means that we have direct control over fulfillment and can give you accurate and timely answers when you inquire about a specific product or order. We know that when you call, you have a reason for doing so and that you want to talk to someone empowered to help you directly. For this reason, during regular business hours, a real, live person will answer your call - no phone trees to work your way through! Finally, Acorn Naturalists is certified both a small business and a women's business enterprise. Click here to open/download our Small Business Certificate and here for our Women's Business Enterprise National Certificate (WBENC).

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