The Living Coast - Field Trips - Turtle Lagoon

Educational Programs for All

Since opening in 1987, the Living Coast Discovery Center has offered a variety of educational programs right here on the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sweetwater Marsh. Discover why every year teachers bring their classes to the Living Coast!

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Education Department Contact Info

education@thelivingcoast.org | (619) 409-5908


The Living Coast - Field Trips - Preschool

Preschool

Program Structure

Begin exploring the natural world! We have numerous educational classes that are designed to be fun, engaging, and age-appropriate learning. Preschool programs will include a 45-minute lesson and craft. Fees include admission to animal exhibits and a provided lunch space with storage. Exact program schedule may vary.

Program Descriptions |   Plan Your Visit

Program Fees

  • $8/student
  • $10/extra adults
  • 1:6 Free Adult Chaperones
  • Student aides free with credentials
The Living Coast - Field Trips - K-12

K-12

Program Structure

Living Lab Programs involve a one-hour standards-based lesson with a Living Coast staff member. The day will also include a guided tour with a Docent Volunteer, time to explore the Living Coast animal exhibits, and a provided lunch space with storage for lunches. Exact program schedule varies by group size. Click below to read about your grade-specific program.

K-2 | 3-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
Teacher Resources | Plan Your Visit

Program Fees

Living Labs & Educational Tour

The Living Coast - Field Trips - Raptor Talk
  • $10/student
  • $12/extra adults
  • 1:10 Free Adult Chaperones 
  • Student aides free with credentials

Educational Tour Only

The Living Coast - Field Trips - Sharks
  • $8/student
  • $10/extra adults
  • 1:10 Free Adult Chaperones 
  • Student aides free with credentials

Title 1 School Financial Aid

Through the generous support of local organizations and foundations, financial support is available for Title 1 schools.

Information Coming Soon


2020-2021 Important Dates

School Registration Opens: TBD
Teacher Open House: TBD
Last Day to Apply for Title 1 Aide: March 15, 2021