Wolf Creek Education Center

The Lodge at Wolf Creek Education Center
The lodge at Wolf Creek Education Center

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The Wolf Creek Education Center (WCEC) has provided students with educational opportunities in Redwood National and State Parks since the early 1970’s. Wolf Creek’s main purpose is to provide curriculum-based environmental education programs for students. We also provide a space where education related rental groups can stay, learn, and explore the parks. If you have questions about making a reservation for a school group, or an education related rental, please contact us through our reservation email.

The Wolf Creek Education Center is located near Orick, Ca, and is one of two outdoor schools in Redwood National and State Parks. The Howland Hill Outdoor School (HHOS) is located near Crescent City, Ca, and also provides curriculum-based environmental education programs for students, as well as facility rentals.


Tools for Teachers and Educators


Be sure to read the 2020 version of the Wolf Creek Education Center's Facility Guide. This is the best way to start learning about our programs and planning for your experience at Wolf Creek.

 
 

Pre-visit Activities:

Cabin Animal Fact Sheets - 1456 KB Word doc
Pre-activities Wolf Creek Education Center - 17 KB Word doc
Pre-visit Activities Ideas - 30 KB Word doc
The Wolf Creek Oath - 56 KB Word doc

 
Stream studies at Prairie Creek, including a salmon carcass
Stream studies at Prairie Creek

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A park ranger leads an education program at Wolf Creek Education Center
Park rangers lead education programs at Wolf Creek Education Center

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Students using dip nets in Prairie Creek
Students using dip nets in Prairie Creek during an education program

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Students learn from rangers in an old-growth redwood forest near Wolf Creek Education Center
Learning with rangers in the old-growth redwood forest

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Park rangers teach at Wolf Creek Education Center and Elk Prairie
Learning in the meadow at Wolf Creek Education Center and studying fire effects in Elk Prairie

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Cabin at WCEC with elk and meadow with redwood stump
Elk near one of the cabins at Wolf Creek Education Center, and redwood stump in the meadow

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WCEC restroom facilities
Restroom facilities at Wolf Creek Education Center

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Cubbies and sinks inside the restroom at Wolf Creek Education Center
Cubbies and sinks inside the restroom at Wolf Creek Education Center

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Inside the Lodge at Wolf Creek Education Center
Inside the Lodge at Wolf Creek Education Center

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In the kitchen at Wolf Creek Education Center
The kitchen in the lodge, with commercial dishwasher and gas stove

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Some of the kitchen inventory available at Wolf Creek Education Center
Some of the amenities available in kitchen at Wolf Creek Education Center

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Campfire center and amphitheater at Wolf Creek Education Center
Campfire ring and Amphitheater at Wolf Creek Education Center

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Last updated: July 27, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone:

(707) 464-6101

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