Fort Ross


Fort Ross Conservancy believes in creating high quality experiential outdoor education and working hard to ensure these programs are available to a diverse group of students. 

Fort Ross Education Fund

Outdoor Kitchen during an Environmental Living Program at Fort RossPublic 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 our Marine Ecology and our Environmental Living programs.

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



Fort Ross Conservancy's Programs

  • 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.
  • Distance Learning Experiences (ELP DL) (MEP DL) – Our Distance Learning virtual classes bring our programs to students who cannot travel to Fort Ross or Salt Point. These programs bring nature & history to your home or classroom by providing an interactive trip to Fort Ross or Salt Point.  


Marine Ecology Program, Hiking Salt Point State ParkEnvironmental Living Program at Fort Ross State Historic Park








Exploring Tide Pools During a Marine Ecology Program at Fort Ross State Historic Park