Become A Member

Earth Discovery Institute is excited to introduce our new membership program!


Joining Earth Discovery Institute as a member actively supports our work, and our mission to inspire stewardship of San Diego’s native biodiversity through environmental education and conservation.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Member-only guided hikes on protected lands, some of which are not open to the public.
  • Acknowledgement on our website
  • Our quarterly newsletter
  • Early access to limited-capacity events and programming throughout the year
  • Discounted purchases during annual plant sale

10% of ALL donations, including membership dues, will go toward a new EDI scholarship program, which will be available to students pursuing a career in conservation or natural resources.

Our Goal

We want to welcome 100 new members to the EDI team in December. 
Please help us reach our goal by becoming a member today!

Through the month of December, we’ll be offering these special thank-you gifts to new members (while supplies last!) at the following contribution levels:

*Note that thank-you gifts are provided to monthly donors after 10 months of giving.

California Poppy - $35 

$35 provides enough native purple needle grass for one classroom of students to plant on protected lands.

Thank-you gift: Native flower seed packet


Crotch’s Bumblebee - $100 or $10/month

$100 provides 30 native plants for community volunteers to plant on protected lands

Thank-you gift: Handmade glass gift (small) or hand-made bud vase, made by local artisans


Cardinal Monkeyflower - $250 or $25/month

$250 provides materials to create one Storybook Hike

Thank-you gift: Hand-made glass gift (medium) or hand-made cutting board, made by local artisans


Quino Checkerspot Butterfly – $500 or $50/month

$500 provides “nature at home science kits” for one classroom

Thank-you gift: Glass sculpture, made by local artisan


Engelmann Oak -  $1000 or $100/month

$1000 provides one classroom of students with an “elementary field trip,” where they visit both Crestridge Ecological Reserve and San Diego Bay National Wildlife Reserve.

Thank-you gift: Private guided nature hike for up to 6 people with EDI’s own biologist, Mary Duffy


Private lesson on glass fusion for up to 4 people, including materials to take home a single piece


Sample thank-you gifts for becoming a member in December, while supplies last

Become A Member Today!

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