The UC Natural Reserve System provides “classrooms without walls” for students of all ages. From elementary school field trips to college classes gaining research skills, reserves connect people with nature.
Interpretive signs, maps, field guides, phone apps, and other materials help visitors learn about reserve natural history. Undergraduates trained as naturalist guides assist visiting classes and researchers.
Field Studies Program scholarships offset student fees for field equipment and other course expenses, ensuring financial need will not pose a barrier to prospective students.
Teach undergraduates to be naturalists and support outreach programs.
Field Studies Program scholarships
Make the NRS’s immersive Field Studies Program available to students of limited financial means.
Develop field guides, signage, publications, and other materials to help visitors learn about reserve features, history, and ecology.
Provide multi-day nature experiences for K-12 schoolchildren.
Supply materials and training for undergraduates surveying biological diversity.