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Terrestrial invertebrate class Bio 105

Jasper Ridge hosts a vibrant and diverse education program that includes classes from Stanford as well as other colleges and universities, local high schools and middle schools, teacher workshops, citizen science, public tours, continuing education events and more. All of this adds up to a tremendous amount of teaching and learning in our exceptional 1,193 acre classroom!

This is made possible by our tireless docent community, our Stanford students (freshmen to graduate students), our K-12 partners from Eastside Field Studies and the Redwood Environmental Academy of Leadership (REAL) as well as faculty, staff, and researchers. The synergistic effect of these collaborations is extensive and leads to inspiring ripples—REAL students take their JR knowledge to teach creek ecology to 6th graders at a local middle school, Stanford JRBP/SEEDS students leading the public in the annual BioBlitz and docents leading continuing education field trips.

Formal and informal education at Jasper Ridge

Bio44y students collecting ata

Stanford University Classes

  • Anthro 3 Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology (Rick)
  • AP79N - Energy choices for the 21st Century (Fox)
  • ARTSTUDI 153N Freshman Seminar, Ecology of Materials (Berlier)
  • Bio 105 A/B Jasper Ridge Docent Training Class (Dirzo and Wilber)
  • Bio/ESys 30 Ecology for Everyone (Gordon)
  • Bio29N Freshman Seminar (Bhaya)
  • Bio 139 Biology of Birds (Root)
  • CEE 165C/265C Water Resources Management (Freyberg)
  • CEE 166D/266D Water Resources, Water Hazards (Freyberg)
  • Bio 44Y Core Plant Biology & Eco Evo Laboratory (Knope)
  • EESS 155 Science of Soils (Fendorf)
  • EDUC 332 Theory and Practice of Environmental Education (Ardoin)
  • EESS 400-20 Accelerated graduate training in natural history (Field)
  • ESys 10  Introduction to Earth Systems (Ernst)
  • Micro and Immuno 70Q and CSP SCI 06 Photographing Nature -   (Siegel)
  • Stanford Arts: Studio 2 Arts Intensive (Salza)
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer Institute: Topics in Engineering (Lee)
  • Stanford Sophomore College Viruses in the News (Siegel)
  • Stanford Summer High School College Academy
  • Think 40 Meeting the Global Sustainability Challenge (Boucquey)


UC Berkeley Earth Sciences Teacher Professional Development

Other College or University Classes

  • San Jose State University, Botany 165 Plant Communities of CA (Lambrecht)
  • Cal State University East Bay, Geology/Environmental Science Student Club,
  • De Anza College
  • Cal State U. East Bay, ENSC 2900, Field Activity in Environmental Science (Massey)
  • Mission College, Intro to Biology (Replicon)
  • Santa Clara University, Restoration Ecology (Matzek)
  • UC Berkeley Earth Sciences Teacher Professional Development


Teacher Institute for Science and Sustainabiltiy, California Academy of Sciecnes


Teaching Teachers at Jasper Ridge

  • Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
  • Teacher Institute on Science and Sustainability (TISS) California Academy of Sciences
  • Coaltion on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS)
  • The Theory and Practice of Environmental Education (Stanford)


Rodolfo Dirzo with girls from Cesar Chavez school

K-12 Groups

  • California Academy of Sciences, Teacher Institute for Science and Sustainability
  • Woodside High School 
  • Cesar Chavez Academy and Center for Latin American Studies
  • Eastside College Preparatory School
  • Environmental Volunteers
  • Hoover School
  • Menlo Atherton High School
  • Redwood Environmental Academy of Leadership (REAL)
  • Revealing Individual Strengths for Excellence (RISE)
  • Santa Clara County Parks interns
  • STEM for Latina Girls
  • The Nueva School
  • The Urban School of San Francisco
  • Ventana School
  • Waldorf School

Informal education

  •  Continuing education classes at the preserve
  •  Monthly lecture series
  •  Stanford affiliated tours
  •  Public tour
  •  Citizen science programs

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