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coe-connectionsCome visit Henry W. Coe State Park with your classroom!

Coe Connections is an all year program that provides public school students quality environmental education.

Through a docent and staff lead interpretive program, your students will explore how plants, animals and even rocks interconnect. Each program is designed to cover appropriate grade curriculum standards.

By teaching about interdependence, conservation and stewardship, the docents and staff of Coe Connections are sure to create a memorable and educational experience.

Programs are 3-4 Hours Long and Include:

  • A slide show
  • A docent-led hike and picnic lunch which include hands-on, age appropriate activities, games and stream studies. Students bring their own lunches.
  • Challenges, discussions and critical thinking exercises

Topics Covered:

Cycles, Interdependence, Plant Identification, Adaptations, Stream Studies, Conservation, Weather, and More!

Program Locations:

Programs can be held at either Henry W. Coe State Park Headquarters or at the Hunting Hollow Entrance. Classroom visits are also available!

Henry W. Coe State Park Headquarters:

13 Miles East of Morgan Hill on East Dunne Rd.

This program features beautiful views, diverse eco-systems and a visitor center with museum.

Hunting Hollow Entrance:

12 Miles East of Gilroy.

This program features wildflower meadows and stream studies.


Coe Connections ask for $60 per program. Payment is made the day of the program. Checks can be written to the Pine Ridge Association.

Programs must be reserved at least three weeks prior to your visit.Programs can be arranged Monday-Fridays during the school year.

For more information about Coe Connections, classroom visits from park staff or docents, or any other interpretive children's programs please contact:

Ranger Jen Naber
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Help Your Students Make the Connection!


Coe Park Volunteer

Are you interested in learning more about Henry W. Coe State Park and sharing your knowledge with park visitors? How about helping out with annual events or maintenance of springs and trails? If so, visit our Volunteer page.

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