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Distance Learning with the RCD!

Receive high quality environmental education from the comfort of your home. Schedule a live lesson with one of our trained environmental educators or request a student paced copy of a unit or lesson. Each student-paced version is complete with a recording or step-by-step instruction from one of our educators helping to guide the exercise.

Schedule a lesson for your class or grade level by sending an email to our Education Coordinator. If you are seeking a grant in order to receive a unit or lesson free of charge, please note preference will be given to those grade levels that apply together.

Click on any of the topics below for a short description of the unit.

Place-Based Journaling Unit

In this unit, students learn how to use nature journaling to grow creative and scientific skills. 

Watershed Unit

In this unit, students learn about their local watershed, the critters that live there, and what they can do to protect it.

Climate Change Lessons

Peruse lessons focused on climate change and build a curriculum unique to your students’ needs. 

Live with an Environmental Educator!

Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, schedule a live meeting with one of our highly qualified environmental educators or scientists. Engage your student or students in a live Zoom meeting with RCD staff to lead one of our pre-designed lessons or to lead a discussion on one of the following topics:

  • Ecology of the Santa Monica Mountains
  • CA Wildfires
  • Climate Change
  • Steelhead Trout
  • A Study into Invasive Species
  • Birds
  • Water Quality
  • Community Science
  • Macroinvertebrates & Plankton
  • Crayfish
  • Herpetology

Email our Education Coordinator for pricing.

Activities You Can Do From Home

Engage with students while at home with these self-paced environmentally focused hands-on activities and resources.

Bird Mating Game

This super simple and interactive game teaches students how birds use song to communicate!

Take A Nature Walk

Explore activites your student can do while walking around their neighborhood.

Bird Bill Game

This game teaches students the advantages and disadvantages of different bird bill shapes.

Virtual Field Trip in an Urban Jungle

Take a virtual walk around this Los Angeles neighborhood with RCDSMM educator, Jelly, and discover all the wildlife that lives in our urban ecosystem!

Virtual Field Trip of Sepulveda Basin

Go on a virtual tour of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve with RCDSMM educator, Isaac, and discover the interesting plants and animals that call this urban green space home.

Interested in scheduling a virtual lesson or learning more about our programs?


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