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Circle J - Norris Ranch

Circle J - Norris Ranch

Circle J-Norris Ranch, a beautiful 620-acre field trip site in the Sierra foothills, offers a wide variety of field studies programs. Tulare County Office of Education operates Circle J-Norris Ranch as part of the SCICON program, extending outdoor education opportunities to all ages.

Primary, middle, high school, community college and university students participate in authentic, vital field study experiences that enrich and extend their classroom learning.

Circle J - Norris Ranch
Mission Statement

The Circle J-Norris Ranch serves as a site for instructional programs operated by the Tulare County Office of Education as a part of the Clemmie Gill School of Science and Conservation (SCICON).

Programs conducted on the property are designed to:
  • expand the appreciation of the environmental and aesthetic values of the outdoors
  • increase understanding of the relationship, with its consequent effects, between humans and nature
The site offers students, their teachers, and those who support them opportunities for experiential learning, research, and work in multi-age groups.



Questions and/or comments about Circle J - Norris Ranch may be addressed to:

Nancy Bruce, Education Coordinator
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Dianne Shew, SCICON Administrator
P.O. Box 339, Springville, CA 93265
phone: (559) 539-2263
fax: (559) 539-2369


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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



Jim Vidak, 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) 737-4378

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