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The Natural Resources of San Mateo County

As students are attending school virtually, the San Mateo County Historical Association is offering online school programs starting October 1, 2020. 

Discover the experiences of the different people who have been a part of the county's history in this virtual program. Before the program time, students will view a pre-recorded video tour of the Nature's Bounty exhibit. Then, students will engage in a docent-led online presentation to discover how the Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican and Americans used the natural resources they found in the county to support their daily lives and to build San Francisco. An optional hands-on activity, creating a replica staves game set, is also available for an additional fee. 


• Available on Tuesdays-Fridays at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (other times by special arrangement).

• Link to pre-recorded tour will be mailed after payment is received.

• Hands-on Activity materials will be mailed to the school; contact us if you require alternate arrangements. Please schedule tours with hand-on activities at least 10 days advance to allow for kit assembly and mailing.

• Fees 2020-2021: Fees apply to one class per program.

Without hands-on activity: $50 for a 40-minute program

With hands-on activity:      $60 for a 50-minute program

Some scholarships are available for low-income schools.  To apply, click here.