Fort Ross
Fort Ross Education Fund

Fort Ross Education Fund

Youth group hiking the bluffs at Fort RossThank You for Supporting our Spring Fundraiser!

With your support, we can now welcome more students to Fort Ross through both our Distance Learning and in-person educational programs. These programs provide a breath of fresh air during what’s been a rough year for students, teachers, and families. Visit our fundraising page to make a donation today.

And a big  thank to FORT ROSS VENTURES for their generous $15,000 donation.


Fee Waivers Available!

Public lands and outdoor learning experiences should be available to all, irrespective of the cost, and 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 and/or transportation subsidies to schools that would otherwise be unable to participate. We welcome teachers of all schools to apply!

Please consider making a donation today so that we can bring all students to Fort Ross to experience our diverse natural and cultural history.

This fund supports both our Marine Ecology and our Environmental Living programs.

The Fort Ross Education fund has received support from local community members and the California Coastal Commission.

What’s Available?

We offer scholarships or fee waivers for all our educational programs held at Fort Ross, and Salt Point State Parks:

  • Distance Learning Virtual Field Trip Experiences (ELP Distance Learning and Marine Ecology Distance Learning) – Interactive Education is essential to the health, happiness, and development of all our youth. Now more than ever, we need to experience nature. Together, we can bring nature & history to your home or classroom by providing an interactive trip to Fort Ross your students will never forget.
  • Environmental Living Program (ELP), a living history program that teaches 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students about the cultural history of Fort Ross.
  • Marine Ecology Program (MEP), a hands-on ocean-based citizen science, environmental educational and monitoring program for teachers, students and parents.
  • Educational Opportunities (Ed Op), for those groups that cannot sign up for a whole MEP or ELP, we offer Educational Opportunities that can run for one to four hours, delving into the natural marine ecology or cultural history of Fort Ross.  

Fort Ross Education fund has received support from local donors, The Brenner Foundation, California Coastal Commission, and Fort Ross Ventures.