UC Has Many Outdoor Classrooms!

Students at Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve

The UC Natural Reserve System consists of protected lands around the state that are dedicated to research and teaching.  UCSC staff currently manage 5 of the 39 total reserves.  Each reserve can be used by classes for teaching or research opportunities.

  1. UCSC Campus Natural Reserve
  2. Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve
  3. Fort Ord Natural Reserve
  4. Ano Nuevo Island Natural Reserve
  5. Landels-Hill Big Creek Natural Reserve

The administrative director of the UCSC-managed reserves is Gage Dayton.  He can be contacted via phone at (831) 459-4867 or email at ghdayton@ucsc.edu.