Field Trips

Nature Field trips in and near Sonoma County

Audubon Canyon Ranch and 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.

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.

Laguna Foundation- Learning 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.

Petaluma Bounty Community Farm offers an Educational Field Trip program, that provides farm-based educational experiences that teach food literacy & sustainable agriculture, promote environmental stewardship and curiosity, and spark conversations around community food security. We do this through age appropriate hands-on curriculum.

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 Blue’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.  

Sonoma County Regional Parks Department- Environmental Discovery 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.

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.