For Educators

Career fair at South El Monte H.S.

Hopper Mountain NWR is closed to the general public, however it is possible to have special field trips scheduled.  Read more to find out if our programs could be a fit for your class.


CondorKids was established in partnership with the Santa Barbara Zoo under the direction of the Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership in 2014. In collaboration with education professionals from Fillmore Unified School District and Ventura County, CondorKids offers award winning 3rd grade curriculum in line with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. The partnership began piloting 7th grade Next Generation Science Standards curriculum in 2020. All curriculum and resources are available online on the CondorKids Website. For questions, comments, or accessibility needs please contact us at or by phone: (805)-644-5185.


The Refuge staff also travels to schools in order to provide informal education in Ventura County about the California Condor Recovery Program and the biology of condors.  


Friends of California Condors Wild & Free also conduct tours during special events such as Refuge Week during the month of October.

For specific inquiries about classroom presentations or possible refuge tours, please contact the Refuge Complex Headquarters at: (805) 644-5185. 

Due to limited staff and sensitivity of endangered condors, we are not able to conduct formal environmental education programs and tours on a regular basis. Any scheduled tours or events are subject to change or cancelation.