The RCD Education Department is made up of a professional staff of environmental educators. We deliver outdoor education to students (K-12) from local schools in the region of the Santa Monica Mountains, meeting teachers and school groups on site at one of three wildlife locations: Malibu Lagoon State Beach (MLSB), Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve (SBWR), and Topanga State Park (TSP).
These programs are an excellent way for students to build upon classroom learning, gain experience in the field, and develop a greater appreciation of the natural world.
Our programs at MLSB and SBWR are aligned with California State science standards, while our program at TSP is aligned with history and social science standards. Documentation of alignment with state standards is available upon request. For more information about our programs and fees, see Outdoor Environmental Education Programs for Students.
Teachers, or parents and coordinators acting on their behalf, may schedule programs anytime using the online Program Reservation Form. Before submitting this form, please review the Education Calendar to avoid conflict with a previously scheduled event.
Reservations are processed in the order received. Programs are not finalized until you receive email confirmation from us in return. For direct communication with the Education Supervisor, you may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-597-8627 x103.