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Immerse your students in nature with our exciting hikes led by WildCare’s Terwilliger Nature Guides. Students will use their senses to examine animal tracks, investigate scat, and spot wildlife, all while expanding their knowledge and appreciation of local flora and fauna. Choose from the following hike sites:
Miwok Meadows (San Rafael) Experience the oak woodland ecosystem and its amazing biodiversity. The hike will focus on the ecology of forests, saltwater marshes and grassland. Common sightings include wild turkey, deer, egrets and woodrat stick nests. Wheelchair accessible. Grades K-6. Thursdays 9:30 am-12:00 pm.
Ring Mountain (Corte Madera) Learn about the unique geology and botany of this grassland, rich in serpentine soils. Students will learn about the cultural history of the Coast Miwok, while enjoying the panoramic views of San Francisco and Mt. Tamalpais. Grades 2-6. Tuesdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
Muir Woods (Mill Valley) Explore the fascinating ecology of a Coast Redwood Forest. Growing as tall as skyscrapers and living up to 2,000 years, Coast Redwoods provide a unique ecosystem found nowhere else on the planet. Keep an eye out for banana slugs, chipmunks and salmon. Wheelchair accessible. Grades K-6, Thursdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
Spring Lake (Santa Rosa) Discover the intricate ecology of a freshwater lake and the surrounding oak savannah ecosystem. Highlights include plenty of waterfowl, scorpions, deer and aquatic insects. Visit an acorn granary and watch the Acorn Woodpeckers in action. Wheelchair accessible. Grades K-6, Wednesdays 9:30 am-12:00 pm.
$200 per hike. One classroom per hike per day.
Teachers are required to bring a minimum of 1 adult for every 6 children to ensure a safe and hands-on experience.