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Recommended for Grades 1-3 (Spring)

Go on a springtime hike around Big Oak Canyon! Awaken your senses with the buzz of pollinators and bursts of colors all around you. Without pollinators, 1 out of every 3 pieces of food we eat, drinks we swallow, fibers we wear and use, and medicines we take would not be possible!  On your pollinator hike, you will learn about native habitats and the vital roles pollinators and native plants play in the environment. Play games, hear stories, and engage in hands-on activities as you begin to notice and learn from the amazing, interdependent relationships that exist in the natural world.

Choose one of the following hands-on activities:

  • Mason Bee Nest: Learn about native bees and make a mason bee nest to take home.
  • Wildflower Art: Press flowers and create your own artwork with nature’s pigments.
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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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