ecological restoration children making seedballs

Recommended for Grades 2-6

Ecological restoration is a critically important topic to consider. Learn how to become an active participant while assisting in the recovery of ecosystems damaged by human land use.  Topics covered will include native and non-native plants, invasive species, locally affected wildlife, and restoration methods. 

Choose one of the following hands-on activities:

  • Make Seed balls: Make seed balls with clay, compost and native seeds that attract pollinators when grown. 
  • Invasive Plant Management: Remove invasive vegetation, such as grasses, thistle, and English ivy around the property, and learn how invasives can be managed and made useful as tools, craft supplies, and more.  
  • Native Seed Saving (Summer/Fall): Harvest and label native seeds for our on-site seed bank and to take home. 
ecological restoration seedballs

Field Trip Details

Length of Trip: 3-5 hours (3 hour minimum)
Maximum field trip size: 60 participants (i.e. 2 classes)

Location: Most field trips will meet at Big Oak Canyon, our 39-acre property in Silverado Canyon. We are also available to meet at Orange County based wilderness parks, regional parks, or beaches. If you are interested in Earthroots instructors coming to your school or group gathering, we encourage you to check out our Earthroots Comes to You experiences. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you at Big Oak Canyon where you’ll step into a land of mature oak woodlands, a seasonal flowing creek, sagebrush hillsides, an orchard, and gardens. Our property connects to the Cleveland National Forest, with trails extending into steep hillsides with sweeping canyon views.

Field Trip Fees

(7 person, 3-hour minimum | 60 student maximum)

$15 per student per hour, for groups of 7-15 

$12 per student per hour, for groups of 16-30

$10 per student per hour, for groups of 31-60

Don’t see your group size listed here?

Indicate how many students you would like to bring for a field trip on the field trip request form. We will do our best to accommodate your group size.

There is no fee for chaperones (teachers and parents) within the recommended ratio*, as long as attending chaperones are fully engaged participants. 

*Recommended chaperone to student ratio is no more than 1:10. Additional chaperones will pay a $20 flat-rate fee per additional chaperone above the recommended ratio. 

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