Ranger or Docent-Led Tours for Students and Community Groups

are available at many of the parks in Sonoma County, including Armstrong Redwood Reserve, Jack London State Historic Park, Petaluma State Historic Park, and others.

Armstrong Redwood Reserve

Docent-led tours are available for student of all graded levels. Students are divided into small groups for a hike through Armstrong Redwood Reserve. The trail is easy and flat. Docents will talk about the significance of the redwood trees, the ecology of the redwood forest, the animals which live in the forest and they will identify individual trees and plants. Additional information may be provided, depending on special needs of the teacher.

The hike will take approximately take 1 1/2 hours. Teachers may time the hike so that it begins at approximately 10 AM and ends at the picnic area around noon.

For more information, contact the Russian River District Office at 707-869-2015 or

Learn more about Armstrong Redwood Reserve

Group tours are available at the following park sites within Silverado District:

Jack London State Historic Park.

Sonoma State Historic Park:  This includes The Sonoma Mission, Vallejo Home, and Sonoma Barracks.

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Reservations can be made by calling the Silverado District Office at 938-1519, at least 15 days in advance of visit.

Reservations are also available for the following park units by calling the telephone number given, at least 15 days in advance of visit.

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park: 707-942-4575
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park: 707-745-3385
Clear Lake State Park: 707-995-0162
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park: 707-995-0162

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.

Group tours and community outreach programs for schools, organizations, etc. are available by reservation only. A deposit is required. For more Information call (707) 524-5445.

Learn more about Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.

Lake Sonoma Fish Hatchery

The Lake Sonoma Visitor Center and the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery are located at the park entrance and are open to visitors year round. Here, exhibits tell the story of Warm Springs Dam, explain the natural and early history of Dry Creek Valley, and offer a variety of audio-visual and ranger-led programs. Call (707) 433-9483 for additional information.

The Fish Hatchery is located behind the Visitor Center. The hatchery was built to replace and enhance salmon and steelhead spawning grounds. It is a Corps of Engineers hatchery operated by the California Department of Fish and Game.

Tours for large groups may be arranged by calling (707) 433-9483.

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Environmental Discovery Center of Sonoma County

The Environmental Discovery Center of Sonoma County (EDC), located in the former
Visitor Center at Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa, invites people of all
ages to come and learn about Sonoma County's unique natural resources. Children
and adults alike will be amazed and challenged while playing educational games
at the EDC.

This multi-sensory, hands-on Center is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and admission is free with paid parking.

Call (707) 539-2865 for additional information, or visit

Learn more about the Environmental Discovery Center of Sonoma County

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