TEACHERâ€™S GUIDE TO REDWOOD FIELD TRIPS School Programs Offered in the Redwoods Plan your next field trip to the redwoods! Contact any of the great providers listed below. PARK OR PROGRAM PROVIDER
PROGRAMS DAY OVERNIGHT
North Coast Humboldt Humboldt Mendocino Mendocino Sonoma Marin Santa Cruz
www.nps.gov/redw/forteachers www.cityofarcata.org www.humboldtredwoods.org www.mendoparks.org www.mendocinowoodlands.org www.stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org www.nps.gov/muwo/forteachers www.parks.ca.gov
(707) 464-6101 (707) 822-8184 (707) 946-1818 (707) 937-5804 (707) 937-5755 (707) 869-9177 (415) 388-2596 (831) 335-7077
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Humboldt Humboldt Mendocino Sonoma Sonoma Marin Marin San Mateo San Mateo, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
www.humboldt.edu/~natmus www.sequoiaparkzoo.net www.rvoep.org www.caritascreek.org www.sonomaecologycenter.org www.spawnusa.org www.pointbonitaymca.org www.campjonesgulch.org www.exploringnewhorizons.org
(707) 826-4479 (707) 441-4217 (707) 485-0690 (707) 632-5003 (707) 939-7069 (415) 488-0370 (415) 331-9622 (650) 747-0414 (831) 338-3013
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Giant Sequoia Programs in Parks Calaveras Big Trees State Park Yosemite National Park Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks Giant Sequoia National Monument Sequoia Natural History Association Sequoia Parks Foundation
Calaveras Northern Sierra Southern Sierra Southern Sierra Tulare Tulare, Fresno
www.parks.ca.gov www.nps.gov/yose/forteachers www.nps.gov/seki/forteachers www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia www.sequoiahistory.org www.sequoiaparksfoundation.org
(209) 795-7980 (209) 372-0200 (559) 565-3733 (559) 784-1500 (559) 565-3759 (559) 739-1668
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Environmental Education Providers Foothill Horizons Outdoor School Green Meadows Outdoor School
Visit Both Trees UC Berkeley Botanical Garden San Francisco Botanical Garden
Alameda San Francisco
Coast Redwood Programs in Parks Redwood National and State Parks Arcata Community Forest Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association Mendocino Area Parks Association Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Muir Woods National Monument Mountain Parks Foundation
Environmental Education Providers Humboldt State University Natural History Museum Sequoia Park Zoo Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program Sonoma Ecology Center Salmon Protection and Watershed Network YMCA Point Bonita YMCA Camp Jones Gulch Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools Mission Springs Camp & Conference Center
Visit SaveTheRedwoods.org/fieldtrips for the latest list.
C A L L F O R I N F O R M AT I O N
(209) 532-6673 (559) 642-0122
(510) 643-2755 (415) 661-1316
Tips for Planning a Successful Field Trip to the Redwoods • Call ahead to reserve space for your group. • Visit the site ahead of time and meet with a ranger, interpreter or naturalist. • Define trip goals and learning expectations and ensure students understand them. • Find information about redwoods by visiting SaveTheRedwoods.org/aboutredwoods. • Plan fun activities and/or games to engage students and encourage their curiosity and interest. • Communicate clearly with students and parents prior to the trip about any safety issues (such as poison oak) as well as appropriate clothing and shoes.
Notes • The parks and environmental ed ucation providers listed on this guide ar e partners with Save the Re dwoods League through our Education Grants Program. • More opportun ities are availabl e for students to expe rience the redwoo d forest. Try searching th e Internet for “r edwood field trip,” “redwood outdoor school,” “redwood camp,” “sequoia field trip,” etc. • Do you have an idea for a great redwood field trip to incl ude on this list? E-mail your suggestion to the Educatio n Program Manager: Educat ion@SaveTheRed woods.org.
• Take cameras, magnifiers, pencils, clipboards, “bug boxes” and other equipment with you. • Schedule some “down time” during the day, so students and chaperones can relax and personally connect with the redwood forest. • Remind students to “Take nothing but memories and leave nothing but footprints!” Consider creating a blog or Web site where students can share their memories, photos, poems and artwork after the trip.
114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 362-2352 SaveTheRedwoods.org/Education