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School Field Trips


We invite teachers and students to participate in a hands-on experiential outdoor education program at Edgewood Natural Preserve. This unusual resource so close to your school offers special opportunities for exploration and understanding of the natural environment. The unique serpentine communities distinguish Edgewood as an ideal location to understand and experience endangered species first-hand.

Mission: To inspire in children attitudes of appreciation and caring for the natural environment.

Programs: All our programs are volunteer-based and free of charge. Small group tours promote favorable student-docent interaction.

  1. Docent-led discovery walks at Edgewood Preserve for elementary school groups, using a hands-on, interactive approach. Our intention is to correlate field trip programs with California science content standards, including the concepts of ecosystems, life cycles, adaptations for survival, food chains, plant and animal interrelationships, and nutrient recycling by decomposers, demonstrating their particular application to the natural communities at Edgewood.
  2. Field trips for high school or middle school science classes, which may be combined with habitat restoration or environmental science projects.
  3. Boy Scout and Girl Scout field trips, which can be associated with earning badges.
  4. Tours for homeschoolers or special children’s groups.

Attention Parents and Organizers. All parents/guardians of minors and all adults who participate in these events must sign our liability waiver and make it available at the start of the event. The liability waiver (pdf) may be downloaded here. Minors who come to an event without a signed liability waiver may not be allowed to participate.

Contact: For more information about our programs or to schedule a field trip, please contact Kate Finnigan at JuniorExplorers-coordinator@friendsofedgewood.org.

Call for Volunteers: We are currently seeking volunteers for our Junior Explorers program. Follow these links to find out more about these open positions: Coordinator for Children’s Nature Program, and Junior Explorer Docent.