About Scicon


The Clemmie Gill School of Science and Conservation

SCICON is the outdoor school of science and conservation operated by the Tulare County Office of Education. It is located on 1100 acres above Springville. Last year, the school was visited by over 20,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students for a one-day or week-long experience in outdoor education, natural science and conservation. SCICON is a product of over 50 years of school and community involvement. Community support has enabled this state-of-the-art environmental education school to become a model for similar programs throughout the country. SCICON is host to its own natural history museum, raptor center, planetarium and observatory, and tree nursery.

We ask that you review the list of rules prior to your arrival:

  • NO alcohol, tobacco, or narcotic products are allowed on campus at any time.

  • NO hunting or firearms are allowed on campus at any time.

  • NO fishing or fires

  • NO food items are allowed in student cabins. This includes candy or gum

  • Cars are not allowed past the first bridge except for delivery of personnel. luggage, and equipment. The remaining time, cars must be parked in the visitors parking lot.

  • Dog and all other pets are not permitted. Unless otherwise approved.

  • Rattlesnakes are common the SCICON campus, so walk slow! Be watchful and inform SCICON staff of observed rattlesnakes.

  • Please stay on the trails.

Questions and/or comments about SCICON may be addressed to:

Dianne Shew, SCICON Administrator

P.O. Box 339, Springville, CA 93265

phone: (559) 539-2642

fax: (559) 539-2643