Cottle Ranch Children School Program

Programs are led by interpretive staff and supported by volunteer docents. We are always looking for enthusiastic school program docents. If you're interested in becoming a docent, please visit our Docent Recruitment page to learn more and sign up.


Bernal Interpreter with students


-IN-PERSON- Cottle Ranch Children – agricultural history and changing land use
LocationMartial Cottle Park in San Jose
Grade Level(s): 2nd/3rd
Maximum Number of Students: 30
Program Duration: 1.5 hours (10:00-11:30am)
Program Fee: FREE

Overview: This 90-minute, hands‐on program is designed for second and third grades. Students participate in activities that three Cottle Ranch children might have taken part in, and compare photographs and current views from the park to see how the Santa Clara Valley has changed from the early 1900s until now.​ The program aligns with California History-Social Science  standards for grades 2/3.

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