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A WordPress blog has been added to the Guide to Residential Outdoor Schools, in hopes to keep you up to date on the status of the database.


  • 2014-01-02: The search page of the Guide database is NOT functional, but is being actively debugged. All other functions work.
  • 2009: Mapquest has changed its link formats, several times, so none of the old Mapquest links are not working. They are gradually being converted to Google links.
  • 2008: The self-update capability was implemented, but has not been widely disseminated to program administrators. All the search and update pages are working.
  • 2005: The database and lists were completely updated in November 2005. Some updates to individual programs have occurred since that time, as they are provided by the programs.
  • If something doesn't work for you, please let me know - I can't fix it if I don't know. Contact Form

The Guide to Residential Outdoor Schools covers programs in the 50 states of the United States, plus British Columbia and Alberta. Raincloud Publishing is a business which supports environment and education. It does not operate or control any of the programs listed in the database.

The Guide to Residential Outdoor Schools is now an online database. Your may:

In addition to the online database, there are some historical resources that may interest you:

What are ROS Programs?

Statistics on ROS programs and the database

The Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) provides a list of its learning center members, some of which are ROS programs, and also has an internal database of Residential Environmental Learning Centers (RELC) online database available to members only.