The Clemmie Gill School of Science and Conservation
Students on bridge look at the creek below

The Clemmie Gill School of Science and Conservation (SCICON) is the outdoor school of science and conservation operated by the Tulare County Office of Education. It is located on 1,100 acres above Springville. Last year, the school was visited by over 20,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students for a one-day or week-long experience in outdoor education, natural science and conservation. Since 1958, SCICON has been a product of school and community partnerships. Community support has enabled this state-of-the-art environmental education school to become a model for similar programs throughout the country. SCICON is host to its own natural history museum, raptor center, planetarium and observatory, and tree nursery.

Questions and/or comments about SCICON may be addressed to:

Dianne Shew, SCICON Administrator
P.O. Box 339, Springville, CA 93265
phone: (559) 539-2642
fax: (559) 539-2643

"Prominently displayed with the SCICON logo in the lodge is the phrase: 'SCICON is people working together.' This expression illustrates the leadership, vision and systems that underlie the obvious success of SCICON as a 'gold standard' outdoor science school program. SCICON is a place where people care deeply and work hard toward the shared goal of creating a positive social environment for the students while they explore science concepts in the natural world. ”
2013 Certification Report
- California Outdoor School Administrators
California Outdoor School Association Logo
Click here to read the State-Funded Outdoor Education Research Report measuring the impact of outdoor education on at-risk sixth graders in California. (AB1330)