Environmental Education School Field Trips * funded though SDG&E's Environmental Champion Grant
The MTRP Foundation school programs meet Core Curriculum requirements and Next Generation Science Standards. The curriculum has been developed for individual grade levels. Teachers can also request an emphasis on specific subjects depending on the lessons being taught in the classroom at the time of the fieldtrip.
One-Day Fieldtrip Grades K-8
Fieldtrips last three hours and are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the school year. Please note: The field trips are full for the 2017-2018 academic year.
One-day fieldtrips include:
- Guided nature hike with an Education Program Instructor followed by a program on animal adaptation, their habitats and the importance of preserving our open space environment.
- Kumeyaay history and culture presented by a Kumeyaay elder upon request
- Tour Visitor Center exhibits, take an educational scavenger hunt and view a film
- Bus reimbursement up to $210 per trip.
Overnight/2-Day Camping for 6th grade classes in the San Diego Unified School District
This pilot program offers an overnight camping experience at Mission Trails Kumeyaay Lake Campground. Overnight/2-Day Camping includes:
- Check in at 10AM on Thursday and check out by noon on Friday.
- Reimbursed transportation to and from the campground up to $210 per trip.
- Campsites, tents and airbeds provided.
- Guided nature hike with an Education Program Instructor, followed by a program on animal adaptation, their habitats and the importance of preserving our open space environment.
- Kumeyaay history and culture presented by a Kumeyaay elder upon request.
- Stargazing with telescopes and instructors.
For more information about any of the educational programs listed above, contact the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-668-3280.
Children’s FUN NATURE Classes at Mission Trails Regional Park
Linda Hawley’s NATURE ADVENTURES!
Classes through May 2018 in the MTRP Visitor Center
Linda Hawley, Ed.M., delights children of all ages with the animated enthusiasm she brings to her entertaining 2-hour programs, offered as morning and afternoon sessions. Facts about San Diego’s wild animals are introduced using songs, puppets, real pelts, replicated skulls, scats, tracks and taxidermy specimens. The lesson is followed by a related, take-home craft activity, and ends with an easy trail walk. Lessons about Kumeyaay Life before 1769, as well as the flora of MTRP, are included.
Advance registration & pre-payment of $10 per child are required - see link below for form. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults (& siblings under 4) attend FREE.
If you have questions, please contact Linda directly at: HawleyLinda@hotmail.com or 619-582-6261