Discovery Program Classroom in the Park

Little Girl Hiking at County Park

Attention Educators!

Located throughout San Diego County, the Discovery Program immerses students and teachers in nature related activities to learn about the science and history of the environment.

The program has assisted thousands of educators and their students explore the wealth of nature in their own backyards. Each Discovery Kit is customized to fit the special characteristics of the park. Each hands-on course includes:

  • Pre-field trip activities for classroom use
  • Hands-on field trip activities in the park
  • And post-field trip activities for classroom and home use.

All curriculum is correlated with the California Science Framework standards and includes information on the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP).

 

Louis Stelzer Discovery Kit Options:
For more information or to schedule a Ranger visit and/or field trip, please e-mail Ranger Christine Dillon.

KIT TITLES GRADE LEVEL
Birds of Stelzer Park Grades K - 1
Nature Awareness and General Ecology Grades 1 - 3
Native American History Grades 2 - 4
Plants of San Diego County Grades 4 - 6
Geology Study of Stelzer Park Grades 4 - 6

Lindo Lake County Park Discovery Kit Options:
For information or to schedule a Ranger visit and/or field trip, please e-mail Ranger Mary Ramsey.

KIT TITLES GRADE LEVEL
Aquatic Ecology All Ages
Birding Basics All Ages
Native American History All Ages
Plants of San Diego County All Ages

Dos Picos Discovery Kit Options: 
For information or to schedule a Ranger visit and/or a field trip, please e-mail Ranger Kyle Icke at

KIT TITLES GRADE LEVEL
Trees and Forest Ecology All Ages
Geology All Ages
Native American History All Ages
Plants with Lego Photosynthesis All Ages
Insect with Build-A-Bug Grades 4-6


Discovery Kit Sponsorship Opportunities:
This program would not be possible without sponsors to supplement the program's costs. Please click here to get involved and learn more about how your business or organization can expand resources for children's outdoor education.  

Discovery Kit Hike
Discovery Kit Tree Disection
Discovery Kit Class Trail Walk