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LINDA HAWLEY's NATURE ADVENTURES returns September 2017 through May 2018 at the MTRP Visitor Center. Great for children ages 4 & up!

Linda Hawley, Ed.M., delights children of all ages with the animated enthusiasm she brings to her entertaining 2-hour programs at MTRP’s Visitor Center. Factual information is introduced about San Diego’s wild animals using songs, puppets, real pelts, replicated skulls, scats, tracks and taxidermy specimens. The lesson is followed by the children making a related take-home craft, and ends with an easy trail walk. Lessons about the Kumeyaay people and the flora of MTRP are included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for class dates and registration form.

With advanced registration and pre-payment the cost per class for ages 4 & up is: $10 per child or $80 for all 9 classes.

MTRP Foundation Educational Programs offered through SDG&E Environmental Champion Grants

For more information about any of the educational programs listed below, contact Education Program Instructor Alicia Berg at mtrpeducation@yahoo.com or call her at 619.488.7452

The MTRP Foundation has a variety of programs specifically developed for schools, and home schooled students grades K-8, and organized youth groups including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and YMCA’s. All the programs have been developed by Alicia Berg, our Education Program Instructor. Each of the programs is designed to specifically meet the requirements of each class and/or group of students. Downloadable PDF Flyers available with each programs.

SCHOOL CLASS TRIPS

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. 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 bus. 

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER.

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.
  • Free transportation to and from the campground up to $210 per bus.
  • 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.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER

BOY SCOUTS

If you have 20 or more scouts, we offer one-day field trips, custom programs and merit badge classes upon request. These classes can be designed to meet most of your needs. Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation offers many free programs to help your Boy Scouts of all levels earn badges or to just learn about nature.

One-day Fieldtrips for Boy Scouts

Fieldtrips lasts approximately 3 hours and are developed to meet Boy Scout requirements at all levels and/or a specific topic of interest. They 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 the Visitor Center exhibits, take an educational scavenger hunt and view a film.
  • Tour Visitor Center exhibits, take an educational scavenger hunt and view a film.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER

Overnight Camping for Boy Scouts

We also offer programs for Boy Scouts who spend one or two nights at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground. The programs at our campground can include Astronomy and Indian Lore, guided nature hikes geared to many topics of your choosing.

  • Check in at 2PM on Friday or Saturday and check out by 12PM on Saturday or Sunday.
  • 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.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Classes

Two Sundays a month, beginning at 1PM, the MTRP Foundation offers 2-hour Boy Scout Council merit badge classes at the MTRP Visitor Center taught by an approved merit badge counselor.  Sign-up on the San Diego-Imperial Council website under “ADVANCEMENT EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS”. Prerequisites are stated for each class. Sign up individually or as a Pack, Troop or Den.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER.

GIRL SCOUTS

If you have 20 or more Girl Scouts at any level, we offer custom programs and merit badge classes upon request. These classes can be designed to meet most of the requirements related to the outdoors.

One-day Fieldtrips for Girl Scouts

Fieldtrips last approximately 3 hours and are developed to meet Girl Scout requirements at all levels and/or a specific topic of interest to the scouts.  Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation offers many free programs to help your girl scouts of all levels earn badges or to just learn about nature.

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 the Visitor Center exhibits, take an educational scavenger hunt and view a film.
  • Tour Visitor Center exhibits, take an educational scavenger hunt and view a film.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER.

Overnight Camping Program for Girl Scouts

We also offer programs for groups of Girl Scouts who spend one or two nights at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground. The programs at the campground can include Astronomy and Indian Lore, and guided nature hikes geared to many topics of your choosing.

  • Check in at 2PM on Friday or Saturday and check out by 12PM on Saturday or Sunday.
  • 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.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER.

YMCA

There are one-day fieldtrips and overnight camping programs available for YMCA groups in San Diego County. Whether it is a one-day program as part of your day-camps, or a weekend family camping experience, there are a variety of programs available.

One-Day Fieldtrips for 20 or more YMCA students

Fieldtrips last three hours and include a guided hike, live animal presentation and educational video. Foundation fieldtrips are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends throughout the school year and any available day during the summer.

  • 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 the Visitor Center exhibits, take an educational scavenger hunt and view a film.
  • Tour Visitor Center exhibits, take an educational scavenger hunt and view a film.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER

Overnight/2-Day Camping Groups of 40 or more YMCA youths and parents

Overnight programs at our campground can include Astronomy and Indian Lore, plus guided nature hikes geared to many topics of your choosing.

  • Check in at 2PM on Friday or Saturday and check out at 12PM on Saturday or Sunday.
  • 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.

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER.

For more information about any of the educational programs listed above, contact Education Program Instructor Alicia Berg at mtrpeducation@yahoo.com or call her at 619.488.7452

 

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