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The history behind Cal Poly's Living Laboratory

About the Ranch…
Forest Inventory


Students work alongside professionals during forest inventory.

Ranch Operations - Forestry…


Students gain hands-on livestock handling skills and experience life on a working ranch.

Ranch Operations - Livestock…
Crop Fields


From row crops to apple orchards, students have the opportunity to fine-tune their green thumb.

Ranch Operations - Crops…
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Lessons learned and lives changed through internship programs.

Education & Internships…
Short Course

Field Trips & Short Courses

Classroom learning brought to life.

Field Trips & Short Courses…
Scotts Creek

Projects & Research

Research skills are learned and applied as students collect data in Scott's Creek.

Projects & Research…
Scotts Creek

Swanton Pacific Rail Road Society

Cal Poly's live steam railroad!

Swanton Rail Road…

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