The NRS HOST (Hands On for School Teachers) Program,
a pilot program that ran in the years 2000 and 2001, improved ecological
education for hundreds of students from underprivileged high
schools by training teachers in the field at NRS reserves.
Ultimately, participation in the HOST Program rejuvenated in teachers a lifelong personal interest in environmental science that they will pass along to their students. In a climate where there are many challenges to public education, the NRS and EAOP aimed to provide an environment for enriching the education opportunities for underprivileged schools that would inspire and prepare students to pursue higher education.
Managed by the NRS (University of California Natural Reserve System) in collaboration with EAOP (University of California Early Academic Outreach Program), the HOST Program made a difference for an estimated 800 students per year. It continues to make a difference by providing field-based curricula through this website.
HOST Photo Gallery - Pictures from the HOST Program
Natural Reserve System