Curriculum & Accredidation

At Walker Creek Ranch we work closely with our visiting schools and teachers to tailor each outdoor education program to their preference.  Naturalists communicate with teachers at the beginning of the week to see what has already been covered, and what specifically those teachers would like their students to experience that week. Topics can include habitats, biodiversity, food chains, organic gardening, pond and creek studies, teambuilding, energy and water cycles, adaptations, native plants, ecosystems, and more.

All of our lessons are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, and our outdoor education program is certified through the California Department of Education by the California Outdoor School Association, Residential Outdoor Science School (ROSS) Certification program.


~ Walker Creek Ranch ~ 1700 Marshall Petaluma Rd. Petaluma, CA 94952 ~ 415.491.6600 ~
A program of the Marin County Office of Education
Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools