Field Trip Guide

Use this Teacher's Guide to help plan educational field trips by exploring school programs offered in the redwoods.

The program providers listed below are partners with Save the Redwoods League through our Education Grants Program.

Coast Redwoods | Giant Sequoias | Visit Both Species | Plan Your Trip

Coast Redwoods

Giant Sequoias

Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCalaverasYY
Calaveras Big Trees AssociationCalaverasYN
Yosemite National Park(Northern Sierra)YN
Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks(Southern Sierra)YY
Giant Sequoia National Monument(Southern Sierra)CallCall
Sequoia Natural History AssociationTulareYY
Sequoia Parks FoundationTulare, FresnoYY
Foothill Horizons Outdoor SchoolTuolumneNY
Green Meadows Outdoor SchoolMariposaYY

Visit Both Species

UC Berkeley Botanical GardenAlamedaYN
San Francisco Botanical Garden San FranciscoYN

Plan Your Trip

  • Call ahead to reserve space for your group.
  • Visit the site ahead of time and meet with a ranger, interpreter or naturalist.
  • Define trip goals and learning expectations and ensure students understand them.
  • Find information about redwoods by visiting
  • Plan fun activities and/or games to engage students and encourage their curiosity and interest.
  • Communicate clearly with students and parents prior to the trip about any safety issues (such as poison oak) as well as appropriate clothing and shoes.
  • Take cameras, magnifiers, pencils, clipboards, “bug boxes,” and other equipment with you on the field trip.
  • Schedule some “down time” during the day, so students and chaperones can personally connect with the redwood forest.
  • Remind students to “Take nothing but memories and leave nothing but footprints!”
  • Consider creating a blog or website where students can share their memories, photos, poems and artwork after the trip.



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