School Groups:School Groups Overview
School Groups Sonoma Coast
School Groups Armstrong Redwoods / Austin Creek
School Group Reservation Form
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 Kindergarten 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. Students come away from their experience with a great appreciation of our natural environment and an understanding of the importance of practicing good stewardship.
Each program is tailored to specific subject areas and to the particular learning environment of each park unit. Pre-visit activities will provide a preparation for the field trip and post-visit activities will help to reinforce and apply the knowledge obtained in the on-site program. All activities will be outlined in a teacher's manual that you will receive in advance. The program costs will vary in relation to the program type and location. Take advantage of the natural wonders in your own "backyard" by planning an environmental field trip for your class.
Advanced reservations are REQUIRED. You can download or complete the Reservation forms online. This enables us to notify State Parks staff and volunteer docents.
For more information on any of Stewards programs, please contact: David Berman, Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 869-9177 ext. 7#.
We look forward to hearing from you and participating in the educational needs of your students.
School Teacher's Guides
Stewards has developed teacher's guides for all its environmental education programs. They can be downloaded from our web site at no charge. Hard copies are available upon request (shipping and handling charges may apply).
- Armstrong Redwoods Redwood Ecology Teacher's Guide (2.75 MB pdf file)
- Redwood Ed: A Guide to the Coast Redwoods for Teachers and Learners
- Redwood Ecology Student Journal
- Tidepool Teacher's Guide (1MB pdf file)
- Willow Creek Watershed Teacher's Guide (not available at this time)
- Environmental Living Program Teacher's Guide
- Save the Redwoods Educational Handouts