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  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.

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. 

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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.

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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

 

 

     MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK FOUNDATION ALSO OFFERS

     Children’s FUN NATURE Classes at Mission Trails Regional Park

     Linda Hawley’s NATURE ADVENTURES!

     Classes held November 2017 throuh May 2018 in the MTRP Visitor Center

 

Linda Hawley, Ed.M., delights children of all ages with the animated enthusiasm she brings to her entertaining 2-hour programs. Facts about San Diego’s wild animals are introduced using songs, puppets, real pelts, replicated skulls, scats, tracks and taxidermy specimens. The lesson is followed by a related, take-home craft activity, and ends with an easy trail walk. Lessons about Kumeyaay Life before 1769, as well as the flora of MTRP, are included.

Advance registration & pre-payment of $10 per child are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults (& siblings under 4) attend FREE.

If you have questions, please contact Linda directly at: HawleyLinda@hotmail.com  or  619-582-6261

 

 

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.

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Boy Scout Merit Badge Classes

Two Sundays a month, beginning at 1:00 p.m., the MTRP Foundation offers 2-hour Boy Scout Council merit badge classes at the MTRP Visitor Center taught by an approved merit badge instructor.  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.

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