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Environment and Family are Key to Our Mission

Simply stated our mission is to support Guardians – helping families and offering environmental science education that promotes deep healing connections with Nature. OUR GOAL is to grow future environmentalists for Earth.


Our Work Grows Roots

Guardians Around The Earth (GATE) is a California based 501c3 nonprofit agency founded in 2007. GATE services include: 1) environmental science awareness and early STEM education; 2) Nature conservation connections; and 3) family caregiver support. We connect people to natural environment by increasing early childhood education quality and building effective families.


Upcoming Events:

Earth Month * Earth Week * Earth Day

  • April Tree Hunt. Join GATE’s photo hunt for featured trees during month of April, also known as Earth Month. Click link at top of page for more info.
  • Earth Week Action. Join others across the globe in education, action, and virtual events from April 17-24. ACS offers education and activities to Reduce our Footprint with Chemistry HERE. Earth Day Initiative offers links to several virtual Earth Week events HERE.
Help Clean Up Tehachapi
  • Help Clean Up Tehachapi. Join GATE volunteers in a safely distanced clean up of East Tehachapi Boulevard area from Dennison Road to Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road. DATE and Locate: 9:30a (or afterschool at 1p) April 19th meet at corner of Dennison Rd / Tehachapi Bl for sign-in and supplies.
  • Earth Day Action. GATE, EarthDay.org and others take action to Restore Our Earth by participating in Three Days of Climate Change April 20-22 with multi-hour LIVE events on climate literacy, environmental justice and youth-led climate activism. Check back here for other Central California events for Earth Day.
Earth Day is Every Day
  • Earth Day Drive. Give on Earth Day. Help us meet our fundraising goal at Give Big Kern. This -> Link is live NOW. See below for more info.

Earth Day PLUS Give Big Kern Drive

NEWS – Join our annual Earth Day Drive as we again partner with Give Big Kern. Covid-19 restrictions setback all our 2020 efforts. Now we desperately need funds in place to get moving again. During April become a GATE Key major / matching fund donor by giving $200 or more. Email us to add yourself as a fundraiser at Give Big Kern.

VOLUNTEER FROM YOUR COUCH! You have time, we need help. We added several online and work at home volunteer options. Click HERE and fill out form at bottom of page to find out how you can make an impact.

Volunteer Challenge: Seeking outreach volunteers to support caregivers and those living with chronic illness. Last year GATE’s Caregiver Support Program provided online outreach to over 400 individuals and families suffering from chronic illness and stress. But our key volunteers are now unable to continue this work. Help GATE’s Executive Director contact individuals living with chronic illness and provide online support to those in grief, in fear, in isolation.

YOU are the change that makes us all great!

Make a difference! Pay it Forward! We will all be better for it.

We’re proud to be a part of the Kern and Los Angeles County communities, serving our friends and neighbors.


We Are a Stem for Future Branches

We are volunteer Guardians of Earth – teaching environmental science to improve sustainable conservation.

We are Guardians of youth – educating teachers, parents and others in early STEM to promote future environmentalists.

We are Guardians of family – supporting caregivers in a way that deepens healing connections with Nature, with humans and our Earth.

When people support one another, there’s no limit to what we can do.




We need your support — volunteer or donate today.

Where GATE funds go:

40% Early STEM Seminars for Teachers and Parents,

40% Direct Youth Education and Mobile STEM Labs,

10% Caregiver Support,

8% Program Outreach, and

2% Fees (bank, website, insur).

We are dedicated to ensuring  fund majority is directed toward service. Thus, GATE operates in a donated space with all board, support staff and educators as volunteers.


Guardians Around The Earth is committed to the highest level of transparency. As such our nonprofit agency obtained a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. “GuideStar is world’s largest source of info on nonprofits.” See GATE’s nonprofit profile here: GuideStar.


Get in Touch

Guardians Around The Earth EIN 86-1175701
1085 Voyager Drive #1871 Tehachapi, CA 93581
marisa.director.LEC @ gmail.com 661-822-5423


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