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The Living Coast Discovery Center is fortunate to receive support from local organizations and foundations to sponsor programs so that they can be offered at a free or reduced cost for eligible classes, teachers, and groups. Please read below to learn about these opportunities.


Field Trip Sponsorships

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Living Lab Field Trip – K-12

This year we are offering in person or virtual field trips! Please specify in your application which version you prefer.

Generously sponsored by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Unified Port of San Diego, and others this program is completely free to K-12 classes from Title 1 schools.

We are currently out of sponsorships for in person field trips. Please check out below for funding options available for Outreaches to your school or check again in the fall.


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Composting 101 – Grades 3 -12

A virtual or in-person compost lesson from our Master Compost Team:

  • Introduction to composting
  • Help with school compost bin and garden
  • Program tailored to fit your students’ level

Generously sponsored by City of Chula Vista, this program is completely free to elementary school classes from CVESD schools. This program will be customized to your needs including the option to be all virtual or an outreach to your school.

To sign up, email: katharine@thelivingcoast.org


Live Zoom Lesson – K-12

San Diego County K-12 Public and Charter Teachers can apply for program funding, provided by ArtsBusXpress, a nonprofit organization that connects students with arts and science opportunities. Once you submit, ArtsBusXpress will review your application.  Subject to approval, ArtsBusXpress will notify you and the Living Coast team. Once you have received the approval, reach out to the Living Coast team for registration.

Apply here: https://www.artsbusxpress.org/living-coast-discovery-center

Need Help with Transportation Costs?

ArtsBusXpress can sponsor your transportation cost to attend an onsite field trip to the Living Coast! Visit their website for more information.


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Coastal Climate Champions – Middle School

A 4-part series includes:

  • Introduction to climate change
  • Study of local climate patterns
  • Human impacts and effects
  • Final student-driven project

Generously sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric, this program is completely free to middle school classes from Title 1 or at-risk schools. This program will be customized to your needs including the option to be all virtual, or a hybrid of virtual and in-person.

To learn more, email: education@thelivingcoast.org


Outreaches to Your School or Site

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Our Wild San Diego Outreach Program – K-12

A 1-hour outreach to your school or site:

  • A highly trained educator to lead hands-on science lesson
  • If applicable, an animal ambassador
  • Pre- and Post- lesson resources for extended learning beyond the lesson
  • Additional programming available for multiple classes


Thanks to Our Sponsors

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