Santa Monica Mountains In-Person Field Trip!
Explore Santa Monica Mountains with EKO!
There are two field trip options provided by National Park Service, one will meet at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, and the other will meet at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. You can browse both programs below with links to the NPS site for more information. Please note that eligibility for in-person field trips is exclusive to 4th grade, Title 1 schools of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties that have applied for Every Kid Outdoors (see application at the bottom of this page.)
From the Mountains to the City
Join rangers at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, a natural jewel in the heart of Los Angeles. Through this program, students will learn how parks, like Debs, are islands of habitat within Los Angeles being used actively by flora and fauna. Students will develop an understanding of how restoration practices can help create healthy habitats and its impact on the local fauna.
The Chumash: A Changing People, A Changing Land
Join rangers at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa where students will learn about the connection of local native people, the Chumash, to Satwiwa and the biological diversity of the Santa Monica Mountains. Student will go on a hike that will allow them to explore this area. They will then participate in a series of hands-on activities that will expose students to information about native animals, the relationship between the mountains and the ocean, and how the environment has shaped human culture.
This park is eligible for a FREE blended-access fieldtrip through Every Kid Outdoors and PassPORTS!
Your blended-access program combines a virtual and an in-person experience. Transportation and other fieldtrip related expenses are covered for approved applicants. Fieldtrips at each park are granted depending on availability.
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