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SCHOOL GROUPS: FROM THE FOREST TO THE SEA OVERVIEW

Forest to the Sea School/Youth Programs:

Redwood Ecology
Tidepool
Watershed
Marine Education
Cultural History
Forest to the Sea Multi-visits and Camping Programs

 

Bring your class to one of our State Parks and provide your students with an exceptional environment and opportunity for learning. California's North Coast is a land rich in natural and cultural history, biological diversity and distinctive geology. Stewards has developed hands-on environmental education programs designed to enhance the environmental curriculum being taught in classrooms. Designed for school groups from Pre-school through 12th Grade; these programs are available for Armstrong Redwoods SNR, Austin Creek SRA, Sonoma Coast SP beaches and Willow Creek watershed. For each location, we have a variety of educational aids available; including unique tours, on-site activities and follow-up lessons. The programs center around field trips led by our staff and State Parks Volunteer Docents who provide young people with an exceptional opportunity for learning about the unique local environment from the Forest to the Sea. Students come away from their experience with a great appreciation of our natural environment and an understanding of the importance of practicing good stewardship.

The Forest to the Sea curriculum is designed to take students on a journey from the Forest (at either Armstong Redwoods or Pomo Canyon Campground), where they learn about redwoods ecology. Next they study the Fife Creek or Willow Creek watershed where they learn about the life cycle of salmon and what makes for a healthy environment for these anadromous fish. The journey ends at Sonoma Coast where students learn about the marine ecosystem and in particular the amazing intertidal. Both the interdependence of these diverse ecosystems is stressed as well as the importance of being good stewards of these environments. 

Our curriculum is taylored to teacher's needs and we do encourage multi-visits whenever possible. Multi-visits can take place at one park or they can take place at multiple park locations so students can experience first-hand the diversity that we are lucky to observe in Sonoma County. Single day visits to a single park location are also available. 

Advanced reservations are REQUIRED. It is highy encouraged that you sign up for a program early in the school year as dates fill up and we have limited staff and docent availability. Please complete the Reservation form online

For more information, contact Jazzy Dingler via email or phone at (707) 869-9177 x 1#.

We look forward to hearing from you and participating in the educational needs of your students.



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