Lodi Lake Nature Area Lodi Lake Park, in Lodi along the Mokelumne River, features a 58-acre riparian forest area and the Discovery Center, a natural history museum. Environmental education tours are offered, by appointment, by the Lodi Lake Nature Area Docents. These tours offer an excellent opportunity for school or community groups to learn about the plants and animals of the region. Tours must be booked at least one month in advance by calling 339-8722.
Delta Discovery Voyages Join the Marine Science Institute crew for a four-hour expedition of the Delta aboard the 90-foot research vessel, the Robert G. Brownlee. Your group will spend a half-day as scientists, discovering the estuary's ecosystem and discussing their own roles within it. Field trips offered for up to 70 students. Delta Discovery Tour Website
Oak Grove Regional Park
Oak Grove Nature Center, offers educational programs and exhibits detailing the flora and fauna native to the Park, San Joaquin County and the San Joaquin Valley. Volunteer docents are available for field trips. Oak Grove Park Website
San Francisco Bay Model
The Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito makes possible the viewing of a scientific tool: a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta Region. Free admission Bay Model Web Site
Cosumnes River Preserve
The Cosumnes is the only remaining unregulated river on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. There is an excellent visitor center and many nature trails. (916)684-2816 firstname.lastname@example.org Cosumnes Preserve Website
This boat operates out of the Stockton Harbor and can take up to 50 students for a two hour cruise at $30 per student. This is a boat trip, you would need to provide your own educational experience while on the cruise. Opportunity Cruises Website
One of the naturalists shows students a local fish and talks with them about its habitat. The boat uses a trawl net to catch fish for the students to see and touch and try to identify.