Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
University of California
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

Youth Education

Field Science Days (K-8th grades)

Registration and dates are limited. Priority will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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17-18 Field Science Days

Elementary school teachers can contact Ali Stefancich for more information at

Beef & Range Field Day (high school students)

The Beef & Range Field Day is held at the beginning of October each year.  Local high school students are invited to participate. Students have the opportunity to interact with University of California researchers and industry leaders on key topics related to beef cattle husbandry and rangeland management.


SFREC Nature Trails

Porter Creek Nature Trail

The Porter Creek Nature Trail is accessible to the public during SFREC business hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm)

Hikers must check in and sign individual waivers at SFREC Headquarters. 8279 Scott Forbes Rd., Browns Valley, CA 95918. (530) 638-8800.

Nature Trail Signs


Yuba River Education Center and Douglas McCreary Nature Trail

The Yuba River Education Center includes a covered pavilion and trail along the Yuba River. It is utilized for SFREC outdoor education programs and is only available by reservation for outside groups that meet specific insurance requirements. Call (530) 639-8800 for details.

Nature Trail Signs

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