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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

Sly Park Conservation & Environmental Education Center

​​​Student and Educational Services

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Primary Contacts​​

Kris Pamintuan, Director
(916) 228-2485

Joni Ornelas, Outdoor Education Support Specialist
(916) 228-2484

Sly Park Conservation and Environmental Education Center is a residential environmental education school in the Eldorado National Forest, operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE​). Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet, Sly Park lies approximately fifty miles east of Sacramento off Highway 50.

Sly Park is a unique learning environment where the classroom is outdoors. Students actively engage in field studies, learning about the forest ecosystem, and the importance of conservation to our future.


Since it was leased by SCOE from the U.S. Forest Service in 1970, more than 150,000 sixth-grade students from Sacramento and surrounding counties have attended the Sly Park facility as a special part of their elementary education. High school students can also participate as volunteer Cabin Leaders each week. Most of the school districts in Sacramento County participate in the Sly Park program, as well as many districts in surrounding counties.

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