Registration for the 2014–2015 Urban School Progeam Field Trips will open on August 18, 2014.

We invite you and your students to join the Parks Conservancy and National Park Service for exciting, interdisciplinary programs that build appreciation for our unique local environments—both urban and natural.

All field trip programs support California State Academic Standards.

Budding Botanists (Grades 4, 5, 6) >>
Crissy Field Center
Students will learn the names and functions of plant parts through hands-on investigation in our urban ecology lab, the Crissy Field Marsh, and arts workshop.

Flyin' High (Grades K, 1) >>
Crissy Field Center
Students become scientists as they collect data on how shorebirds use Crissy Field, creating a take-home diorama that demonstrates what birds and children need in a healthy environment.

Garbology 101 (Grades 4, 5, 6) >>
Presidio Officers' Club
Can garbage tell a story? Students will learn how archeologists uncover the past by studying artifacts recovered from the Crissy Field landfill, and will consider the impact of their own garbage on the environment.

Here's the Dirt (Grades 6, 7, 8) >>
Native Plant Nurseries
Offered at Presidio Nursery, student-centered activities designed to engage middle school students in habitat restoration.

My Favorite Marsh (Grades 2, 3) >>
Crissy Field Center
Wetlands are vital components of coastal ecosystems. Students will learn about their functions through utilizing marsh models, investigating Crissy Field Marsh, and applying their new knowledge to a creative art project.

Petal Pushers (Grade 3) >>
Native Plant Nurseries
Offered at the Presidio Nursery, an inquiry-based program designed for 3rd grade students.

Project WISE (High School) >>
Crissy Field Center
Enabling youth to discover their roles within and impact on the natural world and to realize their own potential to become socially and scientifically conscious members of their local and global communities.