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University Level Visits

Field studies class, spring 2011
Field studies class, spring 2011
Patio outside of the art studio
Patio outside of the art studio

Sedgwick is an idyllic and instructive site for university-level class visits. The Reserve offers a diversity of landscapes that are ideal for demonstrating concepts in ecology, soils, geology and the physical sciences. Facilities and Reserve lands can be readily accessed by improved roads, modern classroom spaces (with wi-fi) are available for instruction, and dedicated facilities exist for field classes staying for a night or more. There is no charge for day use visits that do not use classroom facilities. Reserve staff time can be reserved for instruction and touring at an hourly rate. 

Use the historic Sedgwick studio (with fireplace heating in winter and air conditioning in summer) for instruction and computing accompanied by large outside patio with shaded picnic tables and outdoor kitchen with BBQ, food storage, sink and refrigerator. Adjacent to the studio four vinyl walled tent cabins can sleep a total of 16 and a large camping area is avaiable for students to set up their own tents. The camping area is supported by a shower house, flush toilets, and an outdoor kitchen. A large fire pit and bocce ball court under the shade of the Field Station’s large pepper trees make the studio a perfect setting for base camping field classes year round.

Reserve Online at RAMS

Students are responsible for providing their own camping equipment (including sleeping bag), food, transportation and computers. Large groups are expected to spend 1 hour cleaning for every night spent at the reserve before departing. Failure to leave a clean camp may result in a cleaning fee being sent to the home institution. At least one adult chaperone affiliated with the home institution must accompany undergraduate classes.

To schedule and prepare for a class visit, please fill out an online reservation in RAMS indicating numbers, dates and facilities needed, and whether guides/subject matter experts are needed. Reserve staff will review your reservation and, if it is approved, will contact you with confirmation information, directions and a gate code. An orientation to the site and contact information for on-site personnel will be provided on the date of your arrival.