1. GUIDED LEARNING EXPERIENCES

    WATERWISE PROFESSIONALS WILL LEAD THE WAY

    We provide free in-person 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 aligned with grade level-appropriate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and a collection of field observation activities. Groups must have at least 25 students to be eligible for an instructor-led field trip.

    Live virtual field trips are also available for classes in our service area due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    SIGN UP FOR IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS! >


  1. An Instructor-Led Field Trip at the Waterwise Community Center

How to Participate

  • Field trips are free to all schools within our service area on a first come first serve basis and subject to availability. Registration is now open - click the button below to sign up!
  • Schools within our service area who bring 25-70 students are eligible to receive their transportation costs reimbursed. Larger group programs may be possible upon special request. You can bring your whole grade: if you have more than 70 students, we will make arrangements for two field trip days. 
  • Trips are primarily offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between October-May. Check the calendar below for the most up-to-date availability.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual field trips are currently available.

How to Reserve an Instructor-Led Field Trip

  1. Check that our new grade level-specific field trip offerings including a Science or Engineering Lab aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a good fit for your class.
  2. Click our Field Trip calendar below to see available dates for the 2021-22 school year.
  3. Submit a Request Form for 2021-22 field trips.
  4. Receive confirmation or alternate options from our education staff within 6 business days

FIELD TRIP AVAILABILITY
BROWSE OUR CALENDAR TO PLAN YOUR INSTRUCTOR-LED FIELD TRIP

November 2021

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  1. Tue Nov. 30

  2. Tue Dec. 7

  3. Thu Dec. 9

  4. Tue Dec. 14

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Instructor-Led Field Trips

Once Confirmed

  • Respond with more details about your group to help us ensure the trip is accessible to all and supports your learning goals. 
  • Make lunch plans: You are welcome to eat in our park after your trip. Shaded picnic tables and a grassy area for playing are available. Feel free to bring balls and games.
  • Arrange transportation: Teachers reserve their own bus and apply for reimbursement from the Waterwise Community Center after the trip. 
  • Sign up chaperones: Chaperones and teacher assistance is critical to a successful trip. Up to six chaperones may attend and at least two chaperones per class are REQUIRED. 
  • Watch the weather: Trips can be rescheduled if the forecast 24 hours prior to your trip predicts a 40% or higher chance of rain. However, we love to teach in the rain and encourage you to keep your field trip on a rainy day to see the water cycle in action.
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instructor-led field trip in the rain


Prepare for Your Trip

  • Visit the Prepare for Your Trip page to review the Field Trip Expectations and tips to make your trip a success!


After Your Trip

A CBWCD field trip in the rain