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Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Curriculum We strive to collaborate with teachers, families and community members to create field trips that are standards-based, rigorous, locally relevant and intriguing. Hallmarks of our program are:
  • Focus on Content Standards for California Public Schools
  • Hands-on experiences connecting students to the natural world
  • Opportunities for reflection on what has been learned
  • Working collaboratively to take care of the ranch and our natural world
The curriculum of our field trips is not set in stone; our program is flexible to respond to the needs and interests of each class. Teachers may create their own unique field trip plan or alter an existing plan. Below are examples of successful field trips and lesson plans:
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Tulare County Office of Education
Circle J - Norris Ranch
P.O. Box 339, Springville, CA 93265

Nancy Bruce, Lead Teacher
Dianne Shew, SCICON Administrator
(559) 539-2263 • fax: (559) 539-2369

Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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