Naturalist-guided walk to see the Elephant Seals
Ano Nuevo State Park, Parks and Beaches
From December 15 to March 31 every year, school groups can participate in a naturalist-guided walk to see the Elephant Seals in their natural habitat. To view the seals during this season, visitors must be on a guided walk. These popular 3-mile walks over rolling sand dunes last about two and a half hours and are considered moderately strenuous.
Hands-on educational programs for school groups K-college
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park offers CA State Standard hands-on educational programs for school groups K-college. With the diverse ecosystems within the park boundaries, including old growth redwood forest, riparian habitat, sandhills chaparral and grasslands, there are many opportunities for school field trips.
Students can enjoy a monarch tour and more
Natural Bridges State Park
Natural Bridges State Beach offers several guided tours for school groups at various times of the year. To make a tour reservation request, please use the online form: Reservation Request and Questionnaire. Park Staff will follow up with a call back to confirm and officially set up the field trip. This form is a request, nothing will be confirmed until we have a conversation and put your group into the School Calendar.
All field trips at Natural Bridges offer admission/parking at no charge for K-12 school groups who have made reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance with approved waiver.
New Brighton offers field trips for 3rd & 4th graders
New Brighton State Beach
New Brighton State Beach offers programs specific for 3rd and 4th graders through its Pacific Migrations Visitor Center.
– The pacific migrations tour at the Visitor Center is a museum tour with hands-on activities.
– The local history tour is a short- to moderate-difficulty guided walk.
Both tours last about 90 minutes for groups of one class at a time and are offered year-round.