Outdoor Education

Ranger teaching children

Hands-on learning provides children experiences that help them to better understand what it takes to protect the environment, how natural systems function and how our drinking water supply relates to those systems. EBMUD rangers work with school age children to enhance habitats, stabilize soils, and restore natural conditions for creeks and disturbed areas in the East Bay.

Program Information

Educational programs are held at restoration locations during morning school hours on specific days of the week. Each school can schedule a maximum of three sessions per school year and each session can include up to 40 kids. Please try to consolidate your school's groups into as few restoration classes as possible to make room for other schools. Since field trip dates are at a premium, cancellations need to be made a minimum of 5 working days prior to field trip date so that your date may be offered to another school.

Reservation Information

These programs are scheduled for November through April by appointment only. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please check the calendar below for available dates before sending in your request form. Currently, reservations can be made via mail, fax or email and appointments cannot be reserved without receipt of the reservation form. We require one reservation sheet per class (not per school). If you have a limited number of dates available, we recommend emailing or faxing your request for a faster response.

Send your reservation form to:  

Mail: EBMUD Outdoor Education, 500 San Pablo Dam Rd., Orinda, CA 94563
Fax: (925) 254-8320
Email: recreate@ebmud.com

View the Reservation Calendar here.

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