We're excited to announce a new program in partnership with the Fort Ross Conservancy, combining Fieldguides' tried and true "family-style" camping format with the activities and expertise of the Marine Ecology Program (MEP) at Fort Ross! Fieldguides will provide everything needed for an overnight camping trip including tents, food, and a full outdoor kitchen as well as daytime and evening programming within small study groups with our knowledgeable fieldguides. We will work alongside the Marine Ecology experts at Fort Ross providing hands-on science activities as we explore and learn about the rich history and diverse landscape of the northern California coastline.
Marine Ecology: Students will spend time with the experts at Fort Ross engaging in hands-on science experiments including: marine mammal monitoring, tidepooling, and the discovering the interactions between sea urchins and the kelp forest.
Cultural History: Students will learn about the diverse peoples who lived and worked in the area, including the Kashia Pomo, the Russians who established “Fort Ross,” and the skilled Alaska Native hunters.
Coast Redwoods: Students will learn about the native plants and animals of the area and the interconnectedness of the ecosystem while hiking through a forest filled with the world's tallest trees.
Beach Exploration: Enjoy the coastline and discuss the impacts of our changing climate and the unique adaptations of the plants and animals that live there.
Team Building: Throughout the day our guides will facilitate a variety of small and large group games and collaborative activities.
You can join us for a quick overnight or expand your trip to two full nights to experience a more in depth program with time for more exploration!
All of FIELDGUIDES' programs have a strong emphasis on outdoor living, student autonomy, and building community. Our programs have a unique "family-style" camping format that helps students grow socially and emotionally. By sleeping outside and helping with daily chores students gain a deeper connection to themselves, others, and the natural world. Find out more about our camping format.