Field Trips and Outdoor Education Programs
Outdoor Education for Grades K-12
These programs are an excellent way for students to enhance classroom learning, gain experience in the field, and develop a greater appreciation of the natural world. No pre-site preparation or post-site follow-up is required. Each program has a number of rotations where learning is reinforced through a hands-on paperless experience. Depending on the site, these programs feature the following activities:
- Marine Science at Malibu Lagoon State Park: plankton, native fish, marine birds, water quality, beach ecology
- Oak Woodlands at Topanga State Park: chaparral hike, acorn grinding, nature human connections
- Freshwater Ecology at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve: introduction to habitat, plankton, birding, water quality
Click here for more information on each Outdoor Education Program.
Click here to see a blog highlighting student responses to our field trips.
Advanced Programs Grades 3-12
These advanced programs offer students a unique opportunity to engage in science research and environmental monitoring. Pre-site preparation and post-site follow-up are necessary to the experience of connecting students more deeply to the subject matter at hand. The field experience is especially hands-on where students will work with special equipment and learn to take and record data. These programs may feature any of the following activities:
- Oak woodland restoration
- Invasive species management
- Bird surveys
- Water quality monitoring
- Endangered fish studies
- Habitat monitoring
Click here for Advanced programs.