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A mother and child hike on a rocky trail. Photo by Jesse Pluim, BLM.

California Educational Resources

BLM California produces educational materials and mobile applications to help teachers, parents and students understand the history, ecology and management of resource areas. If you are visiting a BLM California managed national monument, special place of interest or simply want to explore the outdoors from the comfort of your home, the following materials are designed specifically for you.

Materials in Other States

Want to explore lands outside of California? Check out these engaging educational resources developed in other western states and with BLM partners.

Classroom Investigations - Designed for use by secondary school teachers, Classroom Investigations addresses topics related to the programs and mission of the BLM. Topics include wildlife habitats, native plants, solar energy, minerals, and the BLM's multiple-use mission

Project Archeology -T his award-winning national program provides professional development opportunities and educational materials for educators so that they can teach their students about past and present cultures and encourage students to help protect our nation’s archeological resources.

Hands on the Land - Through partnerships with local schools and communities, Hands on the Lands takes students outside to cultivate connections to nature and explore 21st century issues affecting public lands.

Educational Activities Database - Search our national database of classroom activities, units, and comprehensive curricula at blm.gov/teachers.

Highlighted Video

Join Ranger Tammy Jakl as she explores the Central California Coast. From her own backyard to the Fort Ord National Monument, Ranger Tammy takes you on a nature adventure suitable for all aged. With more than a dozen lessons, you are sure to find one that fits into any learning plan or nature curriculum.

Link to playlist.


Do you know what poison oak looks like? Check out this video from out partners at the Cosumnes River Preserve to learn how to identify it.

Download the Agents of Discovery app

Explore the BLM managed lands in California a whole new way! Join Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors. Walk the trails to unlock location-based challenges and discover more about the plants, animals and history of Santa Rosa & San Jacinto National Monument and Berryessa Snow Mountian National Monument !

To get started:

  1. Download the free Agents of Discovery app to your mobile device.
  2. After downloading the app, look for the mission you want to play.
  3. Preload the missions and head out to the Campbell Tract to start completing your challenges!

The application is called Agents of Discovery and can be downloaded from:

Agents of Discovery App home screen