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Environmental Education


Discovery Program 

County Parks' Discovery Program immerses students and teachers in nature-related activities designed to educate them about scientific phenomenon and history of the local environment. Discovery Kits are customized to match the unique characteristics of each park. Each hands-on course, available through  Louis Stelzer County Park, Lindo Lake County Park, and  Dos Picos County Park, includes:

  • Pre-field trip activities for classroom use
  • Hands-on field trip activities in the park
  • Post-field trip activities for classroom and home use

All curriculum correlates to California Science Framework standards and aligns with information in our ongoing Multiple Species Conservation Program. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call (858) 966-1331 or email our Marketing Manager.

TRACK Trails

County Parks are part of the  TRACK Trails program, a nationwide network of outdoor adventures for kids, coordinated by an organization called Kids in ParksLearn More. The program rewards kids for spending time outdoors – both with new experiences and with nature-related gifts. Kids can earn “Trail TRACKer Gear” for registering their adventures in an online nature journal, and for reaching certain milestones. There are six prizes in all including items like magnifying lenses and backpacks, designed to enhance their outdoor experiences. TRACK Trails exist at five San Diego County Parks:  San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve San Dieguito County Park Louis A. Stelzer County Park Lake Morena County Park, and Lindo Lake County Park. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call (858) 966-1331 or email our Marketing Manager.

Energy Savings Adventures

Energy Saving Adventures (ESA) is a progressive REC Club program that allows youth to take charge of our future through resource preservation. This daily after-school program inspires and empowers youth to create change in the world around them. Through films, tournaments, experiments, and field trips, each day, teens get to tackle important concepts through an Energy Saving Adventure! For more program information on the ESA program, please call (619) 667-6835 or email our  ESA Manager.

RECXplorers

RECXplorers is an outdoor adventure program run through the REC Club, which focuses on developing an appreciation for the outdoors and building ethics for ongoing environmental stewardship. Working together, ESA and RECXplorers have developed a program that culminates environmental energy education through a hybrid project of sustainability and outdoor recreation. For more program information, please call (619) 667-6835 or email our RECXplorers Manager.

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