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Field Trip Programs for 1st to 6th Grade at Henry W. Coe State Park


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Through a docent and staff lead interpretive program, your students will explore how plants, animals and even rocks interconnect. Each program is designed to cover appropriate grade curriculum standards.

By teaching about interdependence, conservation and stewardship, the docents and staff of Coe Connections are sure to create a memorable and educational experience.

Programs are 3-4 Hours Long and Include:
  A slide show
  A docent-led hike and picnic lunch which include hands-on, age appropriate activities, games and stream studies. Students bring their own lunches.
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Topics covered: Cycles, Interdependence, Plant Identification, Adaptations, Stream Studies, Conservation, Weather, and More!

Help Your Students Make the Connection

For more information about Coe Connections, classroom visits from park staff or docents, or any other interpretive children's programs please contact:

  Sheila Golden
  sgolden@parks.ca.gov
  831-623-2753

Program Locations

Programs can be held at either our Headquarters or at the Hunting Hollow Entrance.

Headquarters:
This program features beautiful views, diverse eco-systems and a visitor center with a museum. 13 miles east of Morgan Hill on East Dunne Rd.

Hunting Hollow:
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Fees:
Coe Connections asks for a $50 donation per program. Payment is made the day of the program. Checks can be written to the Pine Ridge Association.
Reservations:
Programs must be reserved at least three weeks prior to your visit. Programs can be arranged Monday-Friday during the school year.

Henry Coe State Park School Programs are a partnership between The Pine Ridge Association and California State Parks