Gold Rock Outdoor Schools:
Historic Gold Rock Ranch,
Welcome, we are headquartered in
Beautiful Southern California at Gold Rock Ranch
operating as a 501 3c non-profit agency following
and standards set by the national Outdoor Camp organization.
offers several outdoor educational opportunities. Click on the links and pictures for
Dirt Bike School - Offered
Oct – May $100/ per student. Price includes Dirt Bike use and Gear.
view a 6 minute video overview of riding tips from AMA Supercross stars Ricky
Carmichael, Chad Reed and Kevin Windham just click the picture.
classes available. Check schedules by clicking link. Call us to register.
ATV Rider course - Offered
at our site Oct- May
Click on picture for all information and registration.
Tread lightly - Tread
Lightly! is a non-profit organization offering educational materials, training
courses, restoration opportunities, communication pieces and a variety of
tools to help arm recreationists with a set of outdoor ethics.
Gold Rock Outdoor Schools
- offers information, presentations and interpretative programs using Tread
Lightly material. (Sept – May)
on these links to Download fun activities and lessons to do at home.
Lightly Kids Page:
Eco systems: includes 21 colorful pages of desert plant and wildlife
information for the elementary school student
outreach Kit: Download and print out
our Youth Outreach Kit to help you teach outdoor ethics to kids!
Curriculum: A variety of activities provide insight into not only how
to recreate responsibly but also some of the reasons why it is so important.
The activities are designed to be interactive and promote critical thinking.
They are adaptable to many grade levels and meet a variety of national
the Right Trail: Interactive curriculum about outdoor recreation ethics for
third through seventh grades.
The Trail Turns: Environmental Curriculum for Junior High
Students. Explorations in Land Ethics is Tread Lightly's Jr. High Curriculum.
It covers topics such as Sensitive Habitat, Map Reading and Sign
Interpretation. Please utilize any or all of these lessons in your teaching
Educational Tools for Hunters: is a teaching aid for hunter
education to assist in the development of ethical and responsible uses of
outdoor resources with minimal impact on nature or on other outdoor users.
This curriculum reflects the high priority placed on helping hunters become
effective natural resource stewards and courteous outdoor users.
the Tread Pledge!
& recreate with minimum impact
Respect the environment and the rights of others
Educate yourself plan and prepare before you go
Allow for future use of the outdoors, by leaving it better than you
the rewards of responsible recreation
Sound Education: Less
sound = more ground. Educate yourself.
Get a free sound awareness check on
your ATV or Dirt bike.
Click on the picture
for all the info. Contact us if you
would like become a certified volunteer.
Desert Tortoise Education:
Within the desert's fragile ecosystem, tortoise populations are rapidly
diminishing; in some places they have disappeared. Losses are due to
vandalism, raven predation, disease, collections for pets (now illegal), and
habitat degradation. Habitat has been lost or damaged from mining, livestock
grazing, development of desert lands for agriculture, sub-divisions,
high-ways, industrial uses and off-road vehicle use.
Gold Rock Outdoor Schools educates
the public on the Desert tortoise and utilizes volunteer patrols to clean up
trash. The trash attracts the raven predator of the Desert Tortoise.
Minimizing trash may help minimize the predator.
Field trip: Desert
Tortoise Natural Area Virtual Field Trip
Saving The Tortoise Desert Tortoise;
Conservation in the South-western Deserts
A unique interactive educational
program for youngsters and their parents regarding the safe and responsible
operation of an off-highway vehicle.
Adventure Trail poster series is
available to any OHV group, dealer, or land management organization that
wishes to utilize it at their events or dealerships. The ten 2-foot by 3-foot
posters are easy to display and are a great compliment to any event as well as
helping to ensure a positive future for OHV recreation.
Gold Rock Outdoor
Schools operates the Adventure trail daily November through May at Gold
Rock Ranch and provides a portable display for special events.
and Volunteer Training:
you are interested in volunteering in this field contact us regarding
scholarship for this training
Gold Rock Ranch has been a favorite rock hound location for several
Rock Outdoor Schools provides a Gold panning trough and several rock and
mineral species to view at the site daily from November through May. Field
trips are coordinated through partnering with other organizations.
Historic Tumco mines. History: Self-guided storyboards and a small museum at
Gold Rock Ranch show pictures and timelines telling the history of the Tumco
Gold mining area. Click on the
There is no cost to visit.
Open Thanksgiving- April 1
at the following addresses, or e-mail address listed below.
Our corporate address is: 609 340 W 32nd Street
Yuma AZ 85365
Our Camp and Training Center is at: 2401 Gold Rock
Ranch Road Winterhaven CA 92283
We are located just 12 miles west of Yuma on I-8,
then north on S-34 (Ogilby Road)
just 9 miles, then left on Gold Rock Ranch
Road for 1 1/2 miles and you are there.
"Make new friends ... but keep the old ones.
A circle is round it has no end
- - -
that's how long
we want to be your friend"
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