Stewards' docents provide an exciting hands-on learning experience about the life cycle of salmon; the requirements for a healthy stream habitat; and why these threatened fish need our help. The program also includes a classroom pre-visit to prepare the student for what they will be doing on their field visit.
For this program docent-led experiences are generally only available for groups of 36 students or less but schools can be accommodated over several days.
The program may take place at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve or at Pomo Canyon Campground, which is in Sonoma Coast State Park, depending on road conditions.
The program takes place from late fall (after we've had some rain) through early spring. Since the presence of water is necessary for this program it is only offered November 1st through June 30th. Additionally because demand is high for programs, especially Watershed Education, scheduling can take up to two weeks and reservations are best made two to three weeks prior to the date desired
Due to the time it takes our staff to coordinate this program there is a $10 per student fee.
Grant funding and scholarships may be available to cover program fees and transportation. Applications are available in School Group Forms.
Due to concerns over COVID-19 all field trips to Sonoma-Mendocino Coast District State Parks are cancelled through April 15th of 2020. At this time we are not taking any NEW reservations for groups prior to July 1st, 2020. If you have a pre-existing reservation that was cancelled due to COVID-19 closures and cancellations we are happy to work with you to reschedule you for the earliest available date. Please contact the Programs Manager at (707) 869-9177 ext. 1 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.