Environmental Living Program Distance Learning

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Fort Ross Conservancy now offers distance learning opportunities! We want to support California teachers and parents by bringing the park to you through a one hour distance learning program.
We know the last few months have been incredibly difficult and there are still many unknowns related to the 2020-2021 school year. But there is one thing we do know – outdoor education is essential to the health, happiness, and development of all our youth. With the chaos of Covid-19, now more than ever, our students need to experience nature. We are here to work with you to bring nature to your classroom by providing an interactive trip to Fort Ross your students will never forget.


Your ELP Distance Learning Experience Includes – Our ELP opportunities allow students to experience the joys of history, exploring the interaction between people and their environment. Students learn about the many cultures and ways of living at Settlement Ross. An ELP Instructor provides a virtual interactive walk-about of the historic compound to share this rich history, and provides tutorial videos of our many fun hands-on craft projects that students can do at home to bring this historic era to life.



Experiences are a one hour interactive zoom activity with an FRC Educational Instructor.

Programs are available:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

Experience 1 – Fort Ross: Its History and People

  • Learn how people lived and worked at Colony Ross through a virtual walkabout of the historic compound
  • Settlement Ross, A Trading Outpost

Experience 2 – Environmental Living Program at Home & in the Classroom

  • Incorporate our ELP curriculum into your classroom then join us for interactive demonstrations

Cost – $5/person/hour – Fort Ross Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that works to connect people to the history and beauty of Fort Ross and Salt Point parks. We are dedicated to providing outdoor youth education for all students. Distance Learning fees ensure that the Fort Ross Conservancy is able to provide excellent educational programming that connects students to nature and history.

Fee Waivers Available! – Public lands and outdoor learning experiences should be widely available. FRC aims to minimize the financial challenges that keep kids from taking important field trips. Thanks to the generous support from our donors we have created the Fort Ross Education Fund to offer program fee waivers to schools that would otherwise be unable to participate. We welcome teachers of all schools to apply!

For more information contact Director of Programs Song Hunter at songh@fortross.org