Living Coast - family wildlife camps

Educational Programs for All

Bring scientific exploration of the natural world to your classroom with the Living Coast’s outreach program! We’ll bring hands-on activities, up close animal interactions, dissections, scientific tools, and more!

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Education Department Contact Info:

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


The Living Coast - Field Trips - Preschool

Preschool Outreaches

Program Structure

A 30 minute educational program filled with lots of movement, interactions, and animal encounters that is sure to inspire the animal lover in all your kids!

Program Descriptions |   Plan a Field Trip Instead

Program Fees

  • $125 for first program  *travel fees may apply*
  • 20% off each additional program; same day, same site
  • Maximum 25 students per program
The Living Coast - Field Trips - K-12

K-12 Outreaches

Program Structure

A 60 minute educational program designed to be fun, engaging, and meet the Next Generation Science Standards as well as the CCSS.

K-2 | 3-5 | 6-8 | 9-12 | Plan a Field Trip Instead

Program Fees

  • $175 for first program *travel fees may apply*
  • 20% off each additional program; same day, same site
  • Maximum 40 students per program

Title 1 School Financial Aid

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


Other Outreach Programs

The Living Coast - Field Trips - Raptor

Discovery Station

Program Structure

60 minute discovery booth featuring a local San Diego animal and hands-on science interaction. Perfect for your next science night or community event.

Program Fees

  • $150 for first hour  *travel fees may apply*
  • 20% off each additional hour; same day, same site

3 Themes Available

Radical Reptiles

Crawl into the world of reptiles, with our San Diego animal ambassadors. Learn about what all reptiles have in common. Look at snake skin up-close and compare the sizes of tortoises and sea turtles.

Science of Flight

Learn what it takes to live in the air! Meet one of our raptor ambassadors up-close and discover how feathers, hollow bones, and specially shaped wings adapt birds for flight. This table is sure to inspire the naturalist in all your students!

Seashore Splash

Life is tough in the tidepools! Children will discover some of the crazy ways tidepool animals are adapted for the rocky shores. With hands-on interaction, students will be able to touch, see, and discover what it takes to cling to a slippery home

San Diego Spotlight

The Living Coast - Field Trips - Raptor

Program Structure

Have a school assembly or carnival coming up? Our animal ambassadors are true show stoppers! This is a 15-20 minute appearance featuring a local San Diego animal. The animal care specialist will introduce the animal and teach the students about all its amazing adaptations

Program Fees

  • $75 per animal ambassador  *travel fees may apply*

Animal Ambassadors

Choose from these amazing animal ambassadors:

  • American Kestrel
  • Barn Owl
  • Native Snake
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Chuckwalla

San Diego Mingling

The Living Coast Programs - Snake Encounter

Program Structure

Have a school fundraiser or dance coming up? Our animal ambassadors will be the talk of the town! This is a 45-60 minute appearance featuring a local San Diego animal. The animal care specialist will bring the animal around, mingling with your guests. Perfect for an evening auction, cocktail hour, or corporate event.

Program Fees

  • $150 per animal ambassador  *travel fees may apply*
  • 20% off each additional hour; same day, same site

Animal Ambassadors

Choose from these amazing animal ambassadors:

  • American Kestrel
  • Barn Owl
  • Native Snake
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Chuckwalla