15700 Old Oak Ranch Road Sonora, CA 95370  |  (209) 532–3691

Sierra Outdoor School News Article

Program Update

Campus Programs on Hold

In-person programs are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to the guidance of the local public health department. Updates will be posted as available.


Sierra Outdoor School Remote Learning

Online distance learning is currently available for our science education programs. Each program is 50-minutes in length. If you are a parent or teacher, please contact your school’s administration to learn more. If you are a school administrator and are interested in your school participating in Sierra Outdoor School Remote Learning please contact the Office at 209-532-3691.


SOS Remote Learning Classes


Raptors 1: Discover the world of raptors and learn about the adaptations that set them apart from other birds. Focusing on raptors' specially adapted senses and physical characteristics, students will learn about these birds' relationships with other organisms in their ecosystem.  Depending on availability, either a live raptor or a video of our non-releasable birds of prey will be presented to help to reinforce these concepts and allow students to make observations and ask questions.   4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, MS-LS1-8, MS-LS2-2


Raptors 2: This class focuses on how raptors interact with their ecosystem. Students will learn about the ecosystem services that these predators provide, human impacts on raptors and the challenges these birds must overcome to survive. Depending on availability, either a live raptor or a video of our non-releasable birds of prey will be presented. 5-ESS3-1, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-4


Ecology 1: Focusing on the interrelationships between biotic and abiotic factors, students will explore how the cycling of matter and flow of energy moves through an ecosystem.  A large focus is placed on producers and photosynthesis in this class.  5-LS1-1, 5-LS1 -2, MS-LS1-6, MS-LS2-3


Ecology 2: Students examine the roles of consumers and decomposers within an ecosystem.   Students will develop scientific explanations of how different organisms transform matter and energy as they grow, move and function.  5-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2   


Health and Safety

  • All visitors will need to screen for COVID-19 symptoms in line with Tuolumne County and their home county guidelines. 
  • All visitors will be advised to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and dry with a paper towel or utilize hand sanitizer frequently. A fragrance-free hand sanitizer will be provided at the entry to all buildings. 
  • All visitors will be required to social distance at least six feet apart whenever possible and to wear a face covering according to current guidelines. 
  • Cleaning schedules are in place to clean and disinfect. Additionally, rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each use. All buildings are provided with EPA approved Ecolab Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant
  • A Health Lodge is provided to perform health checks for those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

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15700 Old Oak Ranch Road
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532–3691


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