Outdoor and Environmental Education Associations

California Outdoor School Administrators (COSA)
COSA establishes guidelines and certifies publicly funded Residential Outdoor Science Schools in California. Their site has information on certification standards as well as an up-to-date list of accredited Residential Outdoor Science Schools in the state.

Association of Environmental and Oudoor Educators
AEOE is an organization of naturalists, classroom teachers, and other environmental educators. Their web site has a calendar of upcoming events as well as a well used outdoor education job board.

CREEC website
This is your “one-stop-shop” for Environmental Education resources in California.

Other Resources

Nature Rocks!
This Youtube channel is for staff, students, or teachers that would like to learn to play outdoor education songs that are common at the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School.

Every Child Outdoors
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides financial support for eligible schools in Santa Cruz County that participate in the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School

The Banana Slug String Band

The source for so many of the great songs we sing at the outdoor school.

Santa Cruz Resident Outdoor Science School is located at Koinonia Conference Grounds.