Special Needs Outdoor Learning Program


GRPC offers field trip programming designed for persons with special needs, including those with autism, Down syndrome, ADD, ADHD, deafness, blindness, and mobility impairments. The Open Space Authority has worked with us to create this program, funded by a generous grant from the Yahoo Employee Foundation.


To see one of our special needs field trips in action check out: River Explorers


River Explorers

River Explorers is a hands-on, outdoor program that takes participants down into the river to experience a riparian habitat. Students will learn about the wildlife community at the Guadalupe River and the biological adaptations of certain species. The field trip culminates in an actual river exploration, where students enter the water to get an intimate appreciation for the Guadalupe and the life it supports.


Flower Power

We also offer Flower Power, a program where special needs students can explore what the Heritage Rose Garden and Historic Orchard have to offer.  Utilizing engaging, hands-on activities, students will learn about flowers, fruit and the life of pollinators.  Students will also learn about the history of the fruit growing in the valley and have the opportunity to sample fresh or dried fruit in the Historic Orchard.


For more information about our special needs programs please contact education@grpg.org or call 408-298-7657.

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