About the Nature Area


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Wagner Ranch Nature Area is a nature preserve and historic site offering hands-on experiential education to approximately 1000 Orinda school children annually.  It features 18 acres of meadow, forest, ponds and streams and is a certified Schoolyard Habitat (#1568) by the National Wildlife Federation.  The San Pablo Creek borders one side of the preserve, which is home to thousands of native plant and animal species.  Since 1970, the programs of the Nature Area have helped students embrace the connection between themselves and their environment and develop a sense of lifelong stewardship.

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School and Youth Programs

Community Events

Biodiversity Garden

Ann Morton Pond

History of the Nature Area