Field Trips

Every program is designed for all learners to immerse themselves in science and engineering practices.  The unifying and relevant topic of water ties all programs together and is a phenomenon to explore through all seven cross cutting concepts. Our team of experienced and passionate educators work to inspire curiosity and empower students to take waterwise action in their homes, schools, and communities.  

Programs are free and transportation costs are reimbursable to schools in our service area

Students exploring garden

Instructor Led Field Trips

We provide free field trips to support place-based discovery of our waterwise landscapes and exploration of the relationship between people and the environment. Trips are 2 to 3 hours and include a Science or Engineering Lab and a collection of field observation activities.   Registration opens August 14, 2019. Learn more...

Self-Guided Field Trips 

You can also use the center to conduct your own hands-on, outdoor learning adventure. Contact us to schedule a time when the center is available for you to bring your students for a field trip led by you.  We provide the space, supplies and even lesson plans if you’d like. Learn more..

Out in the Watershed 

Watershed Field Studies are an opportunity for middle and high school students to collect water quality and habitat data and analyze patterns from water bodies in the mountains, valleys, and coasts of the Santa Ana River Watershed. Contact us to discuss opportunities to meet us at a local water way! Learn more...

Fifth Grade Earth Days 

The 28th annual Earth Day for 5th grade students features hands-on activities about water quality, watersheds, and waterwise plants and landscapes. This year, Earth Day field trips will occur on April 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Registration opens January 27 at 7:30am. Learn more...