Support free & subsidized farm experience for 6,000 schoolchildren
Enjoy a magical evening featuring a farm-to-table feast, live music and unique live and silent auction items during Dinner at the Ranch. Festive farm wear encouraged!
Seating limited and tickets sell out.
Groundbreaking Ceremony & Reception at Connolly Ranch
September 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Celebrate with us as we break ground for Connolly Ranch Education Center’s Beckstoffer GRAPEGROWERS Barn during a special Walk-in-Wednesday. Our new facility will be dedicated to heritage poultry and education in Napa Valley, thanks to the generosity of Andy and Betty Beckstoffer.
Ecology Play Club (EPiC)
Wednesdays 12 – 5 pm, beginning Sept 2
After school on early release Wednesday, is a great opportunity for kids to explore nature, be active, experience farm-life and also get some homework done. During Ecology Play Club (EPiC) students will enjoy fun, hands-on activities that strive to cultivate children’s connection to the environment, inspiring a genuine understanding of how and why we promote clean, healthy habitats for all living things.
Connolly Ranch preschool programs provide nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for young children in the Napa Valley.
Connolly Ranch offers classic early childhood education in an alternative play-based format fall, winter, spring and summer, and all programs operate rain or shine. Some programs are drop-in, while others run as part of a series.
Connolly Ranch presents sustainable living workshops on the second Saturday of each month, featuring experts on organic gardening, beekeeping, composting and canning.
Connolly Ranch offers variety of farm-based environmental education programs, including Sounds of Silence, Nature’s Play and Fun Family Fridays, that provide perfect a fun way to spend time with your little one. Walk-in Wednesdays are the ideal opportunity for the whole family to enjoy time at the Ranch.
Our one-week day camps change weekly (Life on the Farm, Art Exploration, Farm-to-Table Cooking and Ecology Play), so children may attend more than one camp and learn different things each week. Camps are also offered during spring and winter break.
Connolly Ranch offers engaging, hands-on educational programs designed to meet California state standards for each grade level. Watch as science, language arts, history, physical education and nutrition come to life while your students are having fun learning.
With a mission of connecting kids and families to nature through farm-based education, Connolly Ranch aims to encourage the next generation of environmental stewards.