Mo-Ranch Environmental Learning Program

Mo-Ranch is the home of the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), a hands-on outdoor/environmental education program located along the banks of the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country. Mo-Ranch's approximate 500 acres and ½ mile Guadalupe River frontage is used as a living laboratory. The Environmental Leadership Program has been offering quality outdoor and environmental education opportunities since 1989 to schools from all over Texas and beyond. 

Mo-Ranch Environmental Leadership Program Goal: To make use of the natural, outdoor environment as an alternative educational setting for activities that promote personal and academic growth.

For many of our students, this is the first time to be away from their parents and the comforts of home.  Mo-Ranch's ELP promotes self-confidence and self-worth through challenging activities in a supportive environment, allowing students to realize their ability to be more independent.  The program also helps to develop a strong sense of cooperation and community, identify hidden leaders among the students, and stimulates interest and achievement in academics through hands-on activities.

Students also develop environmental awareness and understanding of responsible management of natural resources.  Through living and learning in a natural environment, a greater appreciation for the delicate balance of nature, and the impact man has on the environment surfaces in the students.  This awareness and appreciation for the environment is then taken back to the school and into the homes of the students, furthering the impact of the Environmental Learning Program beyond Mo-Ranch.

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