Foundation School Fieldtrips & Classes

  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 education@mtrp.org or 619-668-3280.