Sly Park Multimedia

Get a feel for what Sly Park is all about by watching the Inside CA Education: Sly Park video or the Experience Sly Park video, or immerse yourself in its beauty via the Photo Tour.
Sly Park supports students and schools in Sacramento County and across California, with residential and virtual programs.


The Sly Park Environmental Education Center provides unforgettable outdoor science learning experiences to over 8000 elementary students each year. We invite you to visit us in the Eldorado National Forest to enjoy our:

  • Environmental Education programs at our Outdoor Science School --
    week-long and weekend programs that feature the climbing wall, astronomy, the animal room, arts and crafts, and more!
  • Lessons embedded with California and local history and geography, including Park Creek trails and the Native American Interpretive Center.
  • Team building program that includes hiking, shelter construction, and challenge activities.

Looking for facilities rental? Check out our Conference Center and contact us for availability.


Sly Park Environmental Education Center cultivates environmental literacy through experiential and place-based learning. Our staff supports the academic, social and emotional growth of participants in our programs, which enriches understanding of California's Next Generation Science Standards and Environmental Principles & Concepts.


  • To serve as a hub of science learning for local and regional communities that nurtures the growth of environmentally literate citizens capable of stewarding our planet
  • To sustain and grow partnerships with organizations to support local communities

From the Director

Please take a moment to read a brief note from Sly Park Environmental Education Center's Director, Jeremy Meyers.

Sly Park Virtual Learning

For over 50 years, the Sly Park staff have been educating students from the greater Sacramento area and beyond with a Residential Science Camp experience at our campus in Pollock Pines. Because many students are now engaging with their schools from a distance, Sly Park is offering a special opportunity to support outdoor education remotely. Our new service provides NGSS aligned lessons that bring the Sly Park Environmental Education Center straight to you! Once a week, students will participate in a LIVE 45-minute lesson. The lessons are part of a larger 4-6 week Unit of Study. For more information please visit our Virtual Learning page.

View our Sly Park Virtual Learning video.

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Go Fund Me Want to help make a positive environmental impact? Sly Park is raising money to buy Water Fill Stations to reduce the use of plastic water bottles while keeping students hydrated.

Before you come / After your visit

Sly Park Slideshow

After your child visits Sly Park, you will be given a link to download a slideshow of your child's visit.
Find everything you need to prepare for your visit, from forms to curriculum info to our Pre-Survey and more.
Get info on what to pack, report special food needs, find chaperone information, download the handbook, and more.