Jasper Ridge’s 2004 Strategic Plan called for:
"Visitors and students of any age, a primary goal of the education program should be communicating how knowledge is acquired, how science contributes to the world, and how natural environments are studied. Docents and researchers both play important roles in this mission.”
The preserve has a long history of engaging students and the broader community in the practice of science. Below is a partial list of the many ways in which the preserve promotes this important endeavor.
- Jasper Ridge bird monitoring program
- Audubon bird counts
- Water quality testing of the San Francisquito creek
- Oakmead herbarium
- Longterm study of invasion of Argentine ants
- Sudden Oak Death ( SOD) Blitz
- Stanford BioBlitz
- San Francisquito creek biotic surveys (under the direction of Stanford biologist Dr.Alan Launer)
- AAAS Video and News Release
- Tad Fukami’s essay: Integrating Inquiry-Based Teaching with Faculty Research at Science
- Benefits from nontraditional lab class
See our annual reports for more examples.