Connecting with nature through farm based environmental education programs
The Connolly Ranch: Connolly Ranch Education Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization was founded in 2009 (formerly a program of the Land Trust of Napa County). The mission of Connolly Ranch is to connect kids with nature through farm-based environmental education programs. Here children learn about farm life, the role of farm animals, the concepts of ecology and sustainability along with an appreciation for nature. Children also learn about organic gardening, the sources and benefits of healthy foods, and an appreciation of how nature works to sustain us. In support of its mission, Connolly Ranch hosts nearly 5,000 children a year from the community through field trips, after school programs, year round preschool classes and summer camp.