Institutional Members Directory
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The organizations listed below are current AEOE Institutional Members.
Avid4 Adventure (www.Avid4.com), voted one of Outside Magazine’s 2015 Best Places to Work, empowers kids to choose active and healthy lifestyles in the outdoors. We have summer adventure day camp locations throughout the Bay Area (Mill Valley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and Saratoga) and Colorado (Boulder, Denver, Golden, Highlands Ranch, and Castle Rock). But, Avid4 Adventure isn’t j...
884 Portola Rd Suite A7
Portola Valley, CA
At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure. Studies show that children between the ages of 8-15 are particularly susceptible to contracting tick-borne diseases - the demographic outdoor schools and programs typically serve. Bay Area Lyme's goal is to ensure that every child engaged in outdoor education builds good habits that will prev...
1473 Randall Dr
100 Campus Center Bldg. 42
Camp SEA Lab fosters lifelong excitement, scientific understanding, and stewardship of our coasts and ocean by providing quality marine oriented programs that promote Science, Education and Adventure for youth, families and teachers. Camp SEA Lab is dedicated to helping children explore the wonders of the marine environment from the top of the watershed to the bottom of the deep sea as they ...
Caritas Creek at CYO Camp is a comprehensive, 5-day residential environmental education experience for youth in grades 5th - 8th. The program offers a blend of age-appropriate science curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and retreat style activities fostering social, spiritual, and academic development for youth from diverse backgrounds. Our 215 acre site is located in th...
707 W Woodbury Rd - Suite F
The Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (www.celp.net) is an environmental education program for students in 4th through 12th grade. CELP is a partnership between Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society (www.oceanfutures.org) and Catalina Island Camps (www.catalinaislandcamps.com). Our location on the beautiful west end of Catalina Island in southern California allows us to teach lesson...
4594 San Bernardino Street
PO Box 484
4601 Via Rio
Newbury Park, CA
17930 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
33325 Green Valley Lake Road
Running Springs, CA
We are a not-for-profit organization that strives to provide high quality, experiential outdoor learning that meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), while providing opportunities for character development and personal growth. We work with schools to bring students in grades 5th through 12th out for overnight, immersive camp experiences.
1601 E. 16th Street
Newport Beach, CA
Founded in 1972, the Environmental Nature Center, known simply to thousands of visiting students through the years as “The ENC”, is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities (ranging from desert, to oak woodland, to fresh water marsh, to redwood forest); wildlife habitats; walking trails; and sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For 4...
P.O. Box 1514
21925 Lyons Bald Mountain Road
Foothill Horizons is a California Department of Education (CDE) and California Outdoor School Association (COSA) certified residential outdoor school in the foothills of the central Sierra. Amid 143 acres of forest, meadows, and creeks students learn about ecology, how to respect nature, and how to cooperate with others while having the learning adventure of a lifeti...
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA
7798 White Chief Mountain Road
Fish Camp, CA
Groundswell is a queer intentional community and organized camp in rural Northern California. We offer a diversity adult LGBT/Q outdoor education, and also rent out our facility to allied groups hosting their own events. Building on a tradition of socially engaged ecological stewardship, we host several gatherings annually that celebrate seasonal change, heart-centered connection, queer healing,...
4901 Breakwater Ave.
200 Kalmus Drive - P.O. Box 9050
Costa Mesa, CA
166 Grandview Drive
We offer a small 3-4 week outdoor school program every year, at the Sierra Adventure Center (Bernasconi Ranch) in Big Pine. In addition, we offer field science programs through our Eastern Sierra Watershed Project program throughout the school year, to grades 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8, and we have developed our own place-based monthly education program for 3rd grade, "Taking Root," in conjunction with the...
Kern County Supt of Schools, KEEP - 1300 17th Street
The Kern Environmental Education Program ("KEEP") is a week-long, residential outdoor science school run by Kern County Superintendent of Schools. KEEP's two campuses are located on california's beautiful Central Coast, just south of Big Sur. KEEP Ocean (located within spectacular Montana de Oro State Park) and KEEP By The Sea (nestled in a charming oak woodland in Arroyo Grande) can host a co...
39350 Little Lake Road
The primary objective of the MOSS program is to provide a quality environmental education program at an affordable cost to students from diverse communities. The Mendocino Woodlands is a State Park and National Historic Landmark, consisting of 720 acres of mature redwood forest on both sides of a healthy salmon creek called the Little North Fork of the Big River, and located n...
Our Outdoor Education Program provides hands-on learning while inspiring a deeper connection and appreciation for the great outdoors. Great for school field trips and class retreats, we offer customized trips from a half-day to a whole week in duration.
MSA is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that produces World Changers through its hands on environmental science curriculum coupled with challenging activities and character building. MSA's programs are located on Catalina Island, Lake Arrowhead, and Shipboard at Catalina Island. MSA partners with schools, groups, and individuals in our endeavor to create conservancy minded youth that will impac...
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 1033 Fort Cronkhite
Yosemite National Park
Our mission is to connect young people to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet. Through our overnight, hands-on environmental science programs, we take more than 35,000 children and teens each year into our national parks to explore the outdoors, connect with their peers, discover themselves and develop a lasting relationship ...
The Institute includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the spectacular Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tall ships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea and at the Lazy W Ranch, in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, an...
Pali Institute is a large, fast-paced and growing outdoor education program located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. Pali is both AEE and WASC accredited. Our program works with school-aged students from California, Arizona and Nevada every week throughout the school year. We teach students in an outdoor setting about the wonders of science, environmental ethics, teambuild...
35510 Pathfinder Rd
Mountain Center, CA
At Pathfinder Ranch, the Science & Outdoor Education School provides meaningful learning experiences that are safe and fun for all participants to build their conservation awareness, knowledge base, and confidence in order to become more ecologically conscious global citizens. The Science & Outdoor Education School began in the 1970′s and has since developed into a premier school o...
The Point Bonita Y empowers people and communities to learn, grow and become healthy. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves our communities’ health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Our Outdoor Education program is holistic and multi-disciplinary,...
Ramblin' Adventure Club is more than an after school day care or child care facility. We are an after school hiking club for kids, grades K-5th. Kids spend quality time in the wild areas of Santa Cruz County where they learn, play, build relationships and discover the outdoors for themselves. We are a fully insured after school program, and provide camps year round.
Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School - 2450 Pennington Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA
Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School provides hands-on learning opportunities for students to study science and ecology in a natural setting. It is outdoor education at its very best and we have been providing it for 44 years. Every year, thousands of students experience nature firsthand and leave with a new sense of wonder about the natural world.
6401 LINDA VISTA ROAD - SUITE 410
SAN DIEGO, CA
We provide several outdoor education opportunities for students of all ages. Outdoor School serves students from 5th to 8th grade. Marine Science Floating Lab serves students from K - 14. Splace Lab serves students from 4th to 7th grade. Green Machine serves students from K - 4th grade. We also offer retreats through our site rental program.
Welcome to San Joaquin Outdoor Education! At SJOE, we seek to give students a meaningful and enjoyable environmental experience while strengthening friendships between classmates. With an emphasis on the Next Generation Science Standards, our program incorporates an interdisciplinary, multi-sensory, direct, discovery-oriented approach to learning.
San Mateo Outdoor Education is a residential environmental education program located on 1000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains of the San Francisco Bay Area of California, 12 miles from the coast. School groups of 180-200 fifth and sixth grade students spend five days and four nights studying the redwood forest, oak woodlands, pond, and organic garden through guided exploration and hands-on learn...
Sienna Ranch provides exceptional outdoor experiences, farm education and immersive nature programming to youth ages 4-15 to achieve our goal of increasing nature connection in our community. Our program offerings include woodshop, natural building, archery, horseback riding, gardening, science, pottery, survival skills, homesteading skills, naturalist skills and much more. Sienna Ranch is si...
190 E liberty Street
Sierra Nevada Journeys mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship. We believe: outdoor science education builds critical thinking skills imperatives for student's long-term success; understanding natural systems builds the awareness required for future environmental stewards, ...
15700 Old Oak Ranch Road
Sierra Outdoor School is located in the Stanislaus National Forest at an elevation of 4100 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The nearest towns are Sonora, Columbia, and Twain Harte. We are an outdoor education program located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. We serve mostly elementary, and sometimes junior high and high school students from Central California. School groups of ...
Outdoor Environmental and Science Educators for 5th and 6th grade students.
Sonoma Land Trust protects the scenic, natural, agricultural and open landscapes of Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations by: Developing long-term land protection strategies; Promoting private and public funding for land conservation; Acquiring land and conservation easements; Practicing stewardship, including the restoration of...
The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo is a growing habitat reserve located in South Orange County. Over time The Reserve will grow to include 20,868 acres of Rancho Mission Viejo lands. The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo lands are managed by the Rancho Mission Viejo Land Trust, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is "to preserve and enhance Reserve lands for ecological, educational, ...
PO Box 3693
152 Glenwood Glade
Located on the California coast near Half Moon Bay, Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center provides experiential learning opportunities for Bay Area children. Sheep on back pasture near Dean Trail Staff from the University of California Cooperative Extension facilitate hands-on programs for children from preschool through high school to explore the processes of producing food and fiber in ...
3540 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
Vida Verde is a nonprofit that promotes educational equity by providing free, overnight, environmental learning experiences for students who don’t otherwise get the opportunity.
15555 Sanborn Road
Walden West Outdoor School is operated by the Santa Clara County Office of Education. We provide environmental science education for 5th/ 6th graders in a residential camp setting. Visiting schools come for a 4-5 day program where the students explore an outdoor classroom with experienced naturalists and stay in cabins overnight. We focus on teaching state science standards through hands-on learn...
Walker Creek Ranch - 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road
Walker Creek Ranch is home to the Marin County Outdoor School and Conference Center. Owned and operated by the Marin County Office of Education we are located fifteen miles west of Petaluma. Our 1700 acre site includes forest, chaparral, grassland, and riparian ecosystems. These natural areas serve as an ideal setting for our resident...
PO Box 2517
The Web of Life Field (WOLF) School is a residential environmental education organization dedicated to providing outdoor educational experiences for students and teachers. Since 1989, the WOLF School has worked with dedicated teachers and staff to enrich the lives of children through a unique variety of environmental education programs that inspire and engage participants at our Northern Califo...
Westminster Woods Camp and Conference Center is located on 200 acres of redwood forest in the coastal hills of Western Sonoma County, California. During the school year, we provide multi day environmental and science education in addition to challenge course programming for students primarily in grades five through eight. Our environmental programming focuses on coastal redwood ecosystems, stream ...
The tragic shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 moved our founders to create a program that expanded the boundaries of traditional outdoor education to include activities that address human relations and social issues. It is this blend of natural science and social science that sets Wildwoods apart. Our programs use nature as a springboard to help young people recognize that the principle...