The RCDSMM has been a leader in environmental education and community outreach since 1964. Our award-winning outdoor education programs have spread the message of environmental stewardship to thousands of students every year for decades. In addition, we have long been dedicated to providing much-needed resource management for homeowners and communities alike through consultations, workshops and public events.
Our 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.
Use the buttons below to find out more about our programs and fees, to check our Education Calendar for availability, and to schedule a program online.
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.