Connolly Ranch Stewards

About Connolly Ranch Stewards
Ages 9-13
8:30 am-3:00 pm
This camp is designed for those who are ready to advance their learning and exploration of the natural world. Connolly Ranch Stewards will get a behind-the-scenes perspective of Connolly Ranch and its natural history. Participants will have the opportunity to work on conservation projects, build natural shelters, learn advanced farm chores, explore rarely used areas, hike in the hills and delve into techniques, tactics and concepts that this older group is ready to explore.

But it’s not all work! Our naturalists and teachers will guide these budding environmentalists in games and exercises that offer lots of fun while imparting important lessons about protecting open spaces and wild places.

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Connolly Ranch Stewards Sessions:

June 12-16: Ranch Hands
Ranching is one of America’s most enduring traditions. Our Ranch Hands will learn what it takes to care for the animals, discover the connection between animals and humans, and practice advanced gardening and cooking skills.

June 26-30: Environmental Science
Campers will use inquiry-based, hands-on science experiments to answer thought provoking questions about the natural world, focusing on themes such as change and energy flow, the cycling of materials and species interaction.

July 10-14: Eco-Warriors
We will get our hands dirty maintaining trails, removing invasive species, planting natives, mulching eroding soil, and employing other science-based activities to support the long-term health of our gardens and forests.

July 24-28: Connolly Ranch Heritage
Before the Ranch, this land was inhabited by Native Americans (called the Wappo) and pioneering settlers. Delve into traditional tools, shelter building, historical arts and games to learn how these cultures lived right here on our property.

August 7-11: Ranch Hands
Ranching is one of America’s most enduring traditions. Our Ranch Hands will learn what it takes to care for the animals, discover the connection between animals and humans, and practice advanced gardening and cooking skills.

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