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We are currently accepting 2017 spring and fall dates.

Filoli serves thousands of school children and teachers each year through three curriculum–based programs: Nature Education Hikes (Grades 1–6), Student House and Garden Tours and Native Plants/Native Ways (Grade 4).

Visiting teachers say it best…
“We love this trip! The kids learn so much and enjoy the outdoors too!”
By White Oaks Elementary, from the Native Plants Native Ways Program.

“They enjoyed and learned so much information about nature and the patience and dedication exibited by the docents.”
By Fiesta Gardens from a Nature Education Hike.

Programs

Nature Education Hikes (Grades 2-6)

Nature Education Hikes
(Grades 1–6)

Explore Filoli's Nature Preserve and focus on scientific themes such as observation, comparison, and the interrelatedness of living things.

House and Garden Tours (Grade 4)

Student House and Garden Tours
(Grades 3 and 4)

Take a trip back in time to life in California during the early 20th Century.

Native Plants/Native Ways (Grade 4)

Native Plants/Native Ways
(Grade 4)

There will be no Native Plants/Native Ways during the winter or spring of 2016. We will begin taking reservations on Saturday, August 1, 2016 for September–November 2016 Native Plants/Native Ways.

Investigate the traditional use of plants and animals by the native California Indians.

Teacher’s Guides

Download this Teacher’s Guide to prepare your students for their visit to Filoli’s Nature Preserve.
It includes both pre– and post–visit activities for grade 2. Let’s Learn About Plants and Animals (PDF 655K)

Download this Teacher’s Guide to prepare your students for their visit to Filoli’s Nature Preserve.
It includes both pre– and post–visit activities for grade 1. Let’s Learn About Plants and Animals (PDF 823K)

School Support Program

Scholarships and transportation funds are available to schools serving a high percentage of low–income families. Eligibility is determined in part by the percent of fully–funded lunches provided for your school. All Bay Area public schools are eligible, but priority is given to qualifying schools in San Mateo County and in northern Santa Clara and San Francisco counties. To apply for school support, complete the appropriate section on the School Program Registration Form and follow the registration process.

If you have been accepted into the School Support Program, please fax your bus receipt to (650) 366–7836.

School Program DVD

Watch this short video clip of the Filoli School Program DVD and find out more about Filoli Nature Education Programs.

Teachers may request a copy of the Filoli School Program DVD through the Education Department. 
Phone: (650) 364-8300, extension 233
Fax: (650) 366-7836
Email: classes@filoli.org

Introductory Nature Education Hikes for Teachers

Teachers may attend a Saturday Nature Hike at the K–12 educators* general admission rate. Reservations are required and can be made by email to tours@filoli.org or by phone at (650) 364–8300, ext. 509.

*K–12 educators with employee ID from adjoining counties (San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda)