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Cosumnes River Preserve

Wilderness Inquiry's "Canoemobile" visits Cosumnes River Preserve

Exploring the Cosumnes River

Galt 6th Grade and McCaffrey ASES classes explored the Cosumnes River by canoe. With support from Wilderness Inquiry, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the Cosumnes River Preserve, students learned important ecological concepts and observed a variety of wildlife. Paddling the river by canoe builds on the multiple and ongoing Kindergarten through 8th Grade outdoor education and project based service learning activities on the Preserve. The canoe and river exploration also compliments the Sly Park Environmental Education Program

Wilderness Inquiry was founded in 1978 and is based in Minneapolis. Its mission is inclusivity and access to the outdoors for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

This GJUESD partnership with Cosumnes River Preserve has expanded to provide all 6th Grade classes in the district with a canoeing experience on the Cosumnes River. 

About the Preserve

The Cosumnes River Preserve consists of approximately 45,859 acres of wildlife habitat and agricultural lands owned by seven land-owning Partners. The Partners include The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish & Game, Sacramento County, Department of Water Resources, Ducks Unlimited, and the California State Lands Commission.

The Preserve is centered along the Cosumnes River, its floodplains and riparian habitat. This habitat is buffered by a variety of agricultural operations. The Preserve provides numerous social, economic, and recreational benefits to local communities and to people residing in the larger Sacramento and San Joaquin areas. The habitat supports wildlife, including birds that migrate throughout the Pacific Flyway.

PG&E Bright Ideas - Youth Education & Stewardship (YES) Project

Visitor Center

Cosumnes River Preserve
13501 Franklin Boulevard
Galt, CA 95632
(916) 684-2816

Contact Us

 If you have questions or need additional information on school programs and field trip scheduling, please contact:

John Durand, Service Learning Coordinator
Galt Joint Union Elementary School District
Curriculum Department

1018 C Street, Suite 210
Galt, CA 95632
Fax (209) 744-4553