Large variety of curricula: Hands-on investigations. Experience The Scientific Method in real time. Contribute to a larger research project conducted by academic and conservation organizations in the region.


A typical field trip integrates our leading edge Field Studies with Mountain Adventure and/or Wellness curricula. Serving over 1,000 student annually, we customize our programming to meet your goals, needs, and challenges. Top private schools and inspired public schools return year after year.
CONTACT: Contact Greg Bernstein, Director of Operations;

Forest Ecology:

Search for animal tracks, habitat, and adaptations. Tree identification. Carbon sequestration. Carbon footprint discussions. Learn more

Meadow / Wetland Studies:

Riparian habitat/streamside survey. Wetland studies. Van Norden Meadow exploration. Collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Science. Data collection: macroinvertebrate surveys, stream transects and maps, amphibian surveys, ground water measurement, vegetation surveys. Learn more

Climate Change:

Historical patterns. Current research. Local issues. Species adaptations. Mitigation and solutions. Learn more

Snow Science:

Visit the Central Sierra Snow Lab. Measure snow density. Discover California’s water bank. Build a snow cave. Learn more


Explore volcanic and granitic landforms. See how the Sierra Nevada mountains were formed. Understand glacial movement. Learn more

Human History:

Discover petroglyphs. Walk the Donner Party route. Marvel at the engineering of Tunnel Six, one of the original Transcontinental Railroad tunnels. Learn more