UC National Reserve System Field Trips

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Program for

K12 Teacher
K12 Student

Experience Type

Class Visits


One-time experience


UC Natural Reserve System

Field trips for K-12 students are offered at: Coal Oil Point Reserve, Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, and the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve.  In addition, Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve has developed a Teacher’s Guide containing activities to facilitate student investigations of the natural resources in the marsh. At the Sedgwick Reserve, the trips are lead by specially trained volunteers and teachers indicate curricular topics to be emphasized. School trips for fifth graders to the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve have lessons that are integrated into the California State Science Curriculum. Santa Cruz Islands hosts field trips for middle and high school students who stay at the reserve facilities for two to four nights.