K-12 Field Trips

Apply to Bring a K-12 Class

Field trips require approval through an online application on rams.ucnrs.org.  Restrictions exist during the Snowy Plover breeding season.

Our tour guides will accompany the field trip and can give a tour or assist your planned activity.  

The reserve is open to 8th - 12th grade classes with supervision from a tour guide.  In some special cases, lower grades with a science program may be granted visitation.   

Maximum group sizes:

8th - 12th grade: 20 (must be guided by reserve staff or volunteer)

Seasonal closures:

8th - 12th grade groups are permitted on approved trails and on the beach. The beach along the Snowy Plover nesting area may be closed to large groups during the nesting season (April-July) to reduce the risk of trampling on small chicks that walk away from the nesting area.  Small groups (less than 20) may visit the snowy plover nesting area if accompanied by the coordinator.


The tidepools in front of the Reserve have been designated a Marine Protect Area (MPA).  Since then, 8th - 12th grade classes are encouraged to visit tidepools in other sites, outside of the MPA.  There is no collecting or touching of organisms allowed in Marine Protect Areas.