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With sites in the Bay Area and just outside of LA we are able to offer field trips to schools in a broad area, each site highlighting different ecosystems. 


In the Mountains

NCI’s Mountain site is in the San Bernardino Mountains at Mentone, and conveniently located about an hour and a half outside of LA and under two hours from San Diego. Situated on 160 acres of mountainous terrain, students will discover bald eagles, peregrine falcons, endangered plants and bighorn sheep as they explore the myriad of trails on site. Just by the Mountain Home Creek and Skinner Creek, NCI Mentone offers mountain hiking trails, vistas, creek exploration, Sam’s

Peak and full access to the spectacular waterfall.


Close to Santa Cruz

Nestled among giant, ancient Redwoods, Tan Oak, California Live Oaks, Madrones and Douglas Fir Trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains, sits NCI Pescadero. Situated on 165 acres of mountainous terrain, only 15 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, students will discover California Quails, Banana Slugs, Chickadees and Woodpeckers as they explore the myriad of trails on-site or in Memorial Park. The Ocean, Butano Creek, Pescadero Creek and the Marsh are accessible by a short bus ride with wider exploration through day-long activities. NCI Pescadero offers both a marine and mountain environment ready to be explored by curious minds. Come join us!

Speak to the Team

Discuss your potential field trip with Austin, our Director of National Business Development, find out availability, prices and different options. Then speak with the Director of Outreach, Britta, to build your tailor made schedule.

Explore More

The links below will give you more information and help you make decisions when planning your trip.

Bullet Journal

Send us your information and we will start the process of booking your trip.

Clothes suitcase

Once you have started the process this is where you can find packing lists and more.


Download our brochure to read a little more about what the sites have to offer.

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Register your students on our portal, you will have access to see your students info.


Find out more about our Overnight Adventures and Environmental Education trips.


Get to know the staff that will be facilitating your trip and working with your group.

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