Environmental Living and Environmental Studies Program Applications Due

Saturday, August 17th

Please use the Google Form to submit your application

Calling All Teachers!

As the school year winds down and summer vacation approaches, it’s time to start planning for the next academic adventure. Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for Environmental Living Program (ELP) and Environmental Studies Program (ESP) for the 2024-2025 school year.

About These Programs:

Environmental Living Program (ELP): Immerse your students in history with a 24-hour overnight experience. Students will engage in hands-on activities such as candle dipping, rope making, and baking bread in an outdoor oven. ELP sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Environmental Studies Program (ESP): Spend an entire day exploring the rich history of Sutter’s Fort. This program includes interactive stations and interpretive presentations, ending by 5 PM. ESP sessions are available on Mondays.

Key Dates:

Application Deadline: August 17, 2024
Lottery for Program Dates: August 24, 2024, via Zoom

What’s New:

While some traditional elements like 1840s period attire and black powder demonstrations are on hold, California State Parks has streamlined the program to make it more accessible and enriching. Enhancements include set stations for all school groups, training videos for chaperones, and more staff-led presentations.

Why Participate?

With over 40 years of educational excellence, these programs offer a unique opportunity for students to experience California history firsthand. The updated activities ensure a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.

Don’t miss this chance to bring history to life for your students. Submit your application by August 17th and join us for an unforgettable educational journey.

ELP Application
ESP Application

Please direct questions or concerns about these two programs to Jared Jones, Guide II Supervisor Jared.Jones@parks.ca.gov