Field Trips and Presenters


Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bouverie Preserve– environmental education programs serve elementary school students, visitors to ACR sanctuaries, and hundreds of active volunteer naturalists. ACR’s award-winning environmental education programs take place on the Martin Griffin and Bouverie preserves during the spring and fall.

Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship

Nature walks through out the year. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. We encourage educators to bring their students and parents to bring their kids. They are low intensity, family friendly, bi-lingual (spanish) nature walks.

707-838-6641 x402

 Charles Kennard

Basketry Artist, does workshops.

Charlotte Torgovitsky

She has great Powerpoint programs on the lifecycles of birds, butterflies and other insects that come to the garden. 415-892-9148

Cotati Creek Critters This community education program includes both “inside” presentations and “outside” guided walks, field trips, and bike rides, featuring local experts.

Fairfield Osbourne Preserve  (SSU)-Provides field trips for 3rd-5th graders with naturalists  trained in natural history, state content standards, research and management, and environmental education pedagogy.

Hallberg Butterfly Gardens-

Kathy Biggs, Sebastopol, local Dragonfly expertise

Laguna FoundationLearning Laguna- offers school children in the 2nd – 5th grades a chance to learn more about wetlands and watershed science. The program is offered for six weeks in September and October, and for 8 weeks in April and May. The Learning Laguna curriculum covers California State science and language arts standards.

 The Melissa Garden


 Petaluma Wetland Alliance– Field trips at Shollenberger Park, in Petaluma, frequented by over 210 species of birds, some of which are migratory while others nest here in the spring. There are other animals and scores of flowering plants. Learn the importance of wetlands and how they function. Docents  offer educational activities to 2nd – 3rd grade students, using a hands-on style of learning.

Pepperwood Preserve– offers educational hikes designed for children in grades 1-8. Classes support science standards for subjects including forest ecology, pond ecosystems, food webs, and life cycles.

Point Reyes Bird Observatory– PRBO’s Education Program offers field trips to PRBO’s Palomarin Field Station and other Marin County sites to observe mist-netting and bird banding demonstrations as well as classroom visits.

 Santa Rosa Creek Stewardship– Creek Restoration, education, and recreation opportunities

Sonoma County Agriculture Preservation and Open Space DistrictIn Our Own Backyard Program-Educational program for students of all ages to learn about our natural resources by actively participating in land management and conservation on properties that have been protected by the District. Contact:

 Sonoma County Regional Parks Department- Environmental Dcovery Center

The Center offers multi-sensory, hands-on activities for people of all ages. Rotating exhibits focus on a different aspect of the natural resources of Sonoma County. Class field trips.

Sonoma County Water AgencyWater Education Program-Comprehensive regional program incorporates teacher workshops, curriculum materials, contests, assemblies, student incentives, classroom presentations, and field trips – all of which are free to schools within our service area in Sonoma and Northern Marin counties in California.

Sonoma Ecology Center– K-12 Watershed Education program brings hands-on science modules to Sonoma Valley classrooms and facilitates outdoor exploration and stewardship. These modules are offered in English and Spanish at no cost to local school.

Sotoyome Resource Conservation District The RCD is dedicated to educating the public about the natural resources and watersheds of Sonoma County. Through classroom presentations, presentations to community organizations, field trips, workshops, quarterly newsletters and community involvement, the RCD strives to connect people with their watersheds.

 Stewards of Coast and Redwood– offers special educational programs to help students and the public learn about a redwood grove’s complex web of life, discover the wonders of coastal tide pools and engage in watershed field studies. In addition to studying a wide variety of flora and fauna, we help you explore the history of the Native Americans and other cultural groups who dwelled here.

STRAW Project -coordinates and sustains a network of teachers, students, restoration specialists and other community members to plan and implement watershed studies and restoration projects in Marin, Sonoma, Solano and Napa counties. Its goals are to empower students, support teachers, restore the environment, and reconnect communities.