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Coastal Education Program

Karen Quirós  karen.quiros@cvesd.org (619) 476-7836
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cvesdfieldtrips/home

Since opening in 1987, The Living Coast and Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) have partnered together to provide standards-based, hands-on science classes to schools throughout the district.

Coastal Education Program Descriptions:
All programs are standards-based for K-8. They are aligned with the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and the previous CA State Science Standards. Programs for Kindergartners are 1.5 – 3 hours, programs for Grades 1-3 are 2 – 4 hours and programs for Grades 4-8 are 4 hours long. Please see a list of the programs offered and their descriptions here.

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A Coastal Education Program at the Living Coast involves a hands-on, standards-based lesson with a Science Resource teacher and a guided tour with a Living Coast Docent. The lesson usually includes time on the trails, animal encounters and/or the use of scientific equipment. The tour of the Living Coast includes Turtle Lagoon, Raptor Row, Eagle Mesa, the Shorebird Aviary and time to touch animals in the Shark and Ray Experience.

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Free Transportation Sponsorship:
Through the Unified Port of San Diego, transportation can be covered for your entire grade level! You must attend an Open House to win.

If you’ve already won a transportation sponsorship, next steps can be found here.

2016-2017 Important Dates:
Fall Session: Aug. 1 – Jan. 20
Spring Registration Begins: Nov. 9
Spring Session: Jan. 23 – June 2

Contact the CVESD Resource Science Teacher, Karen Quiros, at (619) 476-7836 or karen.quiros@cvesd.org to see if your school is currently served by the CVESD Coastal Education Program and begin your adventure today!

Composting for Kids Outreach Program (Free)

New Composting Program for Chula Vista schools! Perfect for Grades 3-8, we come to your classroom and teach the “Whats, Whys, and Hows of Composting”.  If you have a compost bin on site, we also spend time turning the pile together. And it is all FREE thanks to the City of Chula Vista. Contact Katharine@thelivingcoast.org for more details.

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Short on funds? Apply to receive a free program.