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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.