The Nation's Premier Environmental Education Program

Pescadero, California

Nestled among giant, ancient Redwoods, Tan Oak, California Live Oaks, Madrones and Douglas Fir Trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains, sits NCI Pescadero. Situated on 165 acres of mountainous terrain, only 15 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, students will discover California Quails, Banana Slugs, Chickadees and Woodpeckers as they explore the myriad of trails on site or in Memorial Park. The Ocean, Butano Creek, Pescadero Creek and the Marsh are accessible by a short bus ride with wider exploration through day long activities. NCI Pescadero offers both a marine and mountain environment ready to be explored by curious minds. Come join us!