ENVIRO EDUCATION FIELD TRIPS
Our field trip programs consist of environmental education lessons, hands-on stewardship projects, and classroom presentations. Lessons are tailored for elementary to college level students, and are led by our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff.
Book Your Field Trip
Review our below Field Trip FAQ as well as our example field trip locations and activities.
When you are ready, fill out the Field Trip Request Form so our education and outreach manager may contact you as soon as possible.
Field Trip Planning - Location and Subject
Programs are customized based on the needs of each independent group.
To plan your trip please consider:
1. Desired location
2. Field trip time frame
3. Desired learning outcomes
4. Level of student knowledge
Pre-lesson to outdoor field trip, including general information about Friends of Sausal Creek, the Sausal Creek Watershed, habitat restoration and environmental stewardship, aquatic insects, and logistics of upcoming outdoor field trip.
Mapping exercise to help students discover the creek corridor in relation to their school, major streets, parks, and the BART station.
Dimond Park/Dimond Canyon
Hands-on stewardship projects include weeding invasive, nonnative plants, planting native plants (during the rainy season), and trash removal from the creek
Lessons include 1-2 of the following topics: Introduction to Basic Watershed Concepts, Plant Identification, Natural History of the Sausal Creek Watershed, Human Impacts, Water Quality and Conservation, and Aquatic Insect Monitoring. We can also lead exploration hikes and/or artistic projects.
Native Plant Nursery in Joaquin Miller Park
Hands-on projects include transplanting, pot washing, weeding, pruning, and seed collection.
Discussion topics include the importance of growing native plants for habitat restoration and biodiversity.
Field trips can also include lessons on native pollinators and/or a wildflower hike (during the blooming season).
Fern Ravine in Joaquin Miller Park
Hands-on stewardship projects include weeding invasive, nonnative plants, planting native plants (during the rainy season), and mulching around oak seedlings.
Lessons include 1-2 of the following topics: Introduction to Basic Watershed Concepts, Plant Identification, Natural History of the Sausal Creek Watershed, Human Impacts, and Water Quality and Conservation. We can also lead exploration hikes and/or artistic projects.
Jingletown: Peterson Street Art Wall and Garden
Students visit Jingletown to see murals created by local artists that depict natural and cultural aspects of the neighborhood.
Lessons involve observing and learning from these murals, encouraging students to think more about what is going on in their local community to actions they can take themselves or at home, and learning about native plants and the advantages of native plant gardens to the local environment.
Students also tend to the garden (weeding, watering, mulching, and/or planting in the rainy season).
Tidewater Boating Center
Lessons include 1-2 of the following topics: Introduction to Basic Watershed Concepts, Natural History of the Sausal Creek and the Estuary Channel, Estuarine Ecology and Wildlife Observation, Human Impacts of Trash in Storm Drains on the Bay and Ocean.
Field Trip can also be combined with an observation walk along the channel or from/to your school.