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.
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
- Water Quality
- Community Science
- Macroinvertebrates & Plankton
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.