Yracébûrû EarthWisdom has provided quality nature programs to groups since 1970. Our nature education programming is available to groups from 4th grade to adult. The programs are open to groups of 10-40 participants. Are available with flexible weekday reservations during the school year. Youth groups agree to provide a minimum of two chaperones and maintain a 1/5 adult to student radio while on the ranch premises.
Helping Hooves: Horses A hands on course about being in relationship with a horse. Learn about approach, handling, and grooming. Learn how these creatures live and help us in our daily lives. To Native Americans, they represent the power of our freedom across the great American West. In haltered walks, circle work and observation we learn about horse communication, and similarities with humans!
Grotto Nest: Who's Up There? Shhhh… don't wake up the babies!!!! Join us in quiet observation of our seasonal Fairy Grotto Nest occupants. In 2018 we had three baby Great Horned Owls, in 2019 the nest is home to a clutch of Red Shoulder Hawks. Hands-on and in-depth activities teach everyone about why Raptors are so important in our daily lives. We'll talk about how they are adapting to cities and humans, the type of food they eat, other birds that live in the Grotto, and how they all do, or don't get along! Nest occupied normally from February/March until August/September. Later part of that, the fledglings are involved in what is called branching… learning to fly. This can be quite hilarious, so be sure to bring your camera!
Migration: Monarch Walk Armed with a healthy sense of adventure, we will explore the life of a Monarch Butterfly and their great yearly Migration. We will make correlations between plants they eat, predator defenses, wind, sensory perception, and literally become butterflies as we shed our chrysalis and begin our great journey home. Participants will gain a knowledge of the cycles life for Monarchs, how to tell if they are boys or girls, and the importance of planting our gardens with awareness of other creatures.
Book a Field Trip 4 hour visits provide an economical option for groups looking to get out in nature. Program details:
$20 per person/child/ minimum 4 people
lunch time in the grotto (add $10 per person if you would like us to provide picnic lunch)
1 adult per 5 students (youth groups only) at no charge; additional adults $10 per person