Welcome to Elkus Ranch: Environmental Education Through Hands-On Learning
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Please consider making a year end donation and celebrate the holiday season of giving with us!
Why make a donation to Elkus Ranch?
Your gift allows Elkus Ranch to provide outstanding learning experiences for Bay Area children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.
Our staff works diligently to keep the cost of our programs affordable yet program fees do not fully cover our expenses: it costs over $35 to provide a 3 hour educational program for each child. However, to ensure access for everyone, we charge no more than $8/child and over 2,000 children receive scholarships each year and attend for free. In addition, the rising costs of labor, livestock feed and facilities maintenance create a continual challenge. #Giving Tuesday is a movement about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things. Help us provide an extraordinary learning experience for a child today!
Make a gift to Elkus Ranch today by clicking on the button below. Please be sure to select the Elkus Ranch Fund in the "designation" drop down box.
Thank you! Our visiting children, staff, and our animals are all grateful for your support.
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Located on the California coast near Half Moon Bay, Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center provides unique hands-on learning experiences for Bay Area children. The Conference Center is available for daytime retreats, meetings, and workshops.
Staff from the University of California Cooperative Extension facilitate hands-on opportunities for children from preschool through high school to explore the processes of producing food and fiber in day and overnight ranch tours, nutrition programs, community service days and special events. Livestock, gardens, and acres of open space create unique learning experiences for children and their adult chaperones. The ranch is specifically dedicated to providing these opportunities for children with special needs and all facilities are fully accessible.
Map to Elkus Ranch
Please Note: Though we love to share the ranch with visitors, reservations are required for all events and we are not open to the public on a daily basis. Please check our Upcoming Events for the next opportunity to visit. Thank you!
Any photography or recordings created by UC Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center at all events are, and will remain the property of UCCE and UC Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center for educational and promotional use only.
Program Coordinator: Leslie Jensen
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Environmental Science Educator: Kathi Baxter
Elkus Ranch video created by Sarah Thorpe and used with permission. Thank you Sarah!