Wish List

Contact Lori Kiesser, lkiesser@ocde.us or 714-708-3889, for additional information on specific item costs.
 

Student Sponsorships

  • Full Student sponsorships
  • Partial sponsorships for middle income students  (30 – 65% free and reduced)

Program Equipment

Student Equipment
  • 3 10” reflecting astronomy telescopes – ($1,200 each)
  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing - 200 for Field Trips; 800 for Outdoor Science School ($30 each)
  • Science reference books (University of California Press)
  • 3 Sets of musical instruments including guitars and tuners ($400 each set)
  • 100 Winter coats for students to borrow ($45 each)
  • 100 Sleeping bags for students to borrow ($25 each)
  • Teaching Tools
  • 6 Laser pointers for astronomy instruction – ($150 each)
  • 7 LCD projectors w/remotes for student programs ($1,000 each)
  • 7 Laptop computers for site presentations and Traveling Scientist programs ($750 each)
  • Teaching materials printed on recycled plastics
  • 6 Video cameras - ($300 each)
  • 3 Laminators – one for each site ($1,000 each)
  • 100 Backpacks for instructional supplies ($40 each)
  • 2 Cordless microphones and wireless lapel microphones for student presentations ($1,000 each)
  • Canopies, tarps, canteens and squirt bottles
  • Cages and carriers for animal collection
Community Programs
  • 2 Canon EOS 5D cameras, lens kits ($3,300 each)
  • 2 580EX II flashes with carrying cases ($390 each)
  • Art supplies for community programs (easels, paints, artists paper, watercolor pencils, recycled paper making screens)
  • 20 hiking/wilderness safety backpacks with instructional supplies to teach essential items for hiking/wilderness safety (backpack, water bottle, compass, whistle, flashlight, first aid kit, rain gear, multipurpose tool, etc.) ($200 each)
  • Landscaping & trail work tools for volunteer work at Rancho Soñado
Program & Rancho Soñado Operations
  • Radios for emergency communication ($260 each)
  • 245 staff jackets ($75 each)
  • GPS Navigation Systems for Traveling Scientist program vehicles

Capital Funding

  • Solar Energy Expansion - 1,500 S.F. of Additional Solar PV at Existing Ranch Roof
  • Solar Energy Expansion - 6,000 S.F. of Additional Solar PV at Upper Parking or other location
  • Solar Energy Expansion - 1,500 S.F. of Additional Solar PV at Education Building (1/2 Roof)
  • New 6,500 S.F. LEED Certified Education Building
  • New Amphitheater (2,450 S.F. Incl. Elect, PA, Seating and Storage)
  • New Student Restroom and Storage Building
  • Renovation of animal housing