Environmental Education

GirlScoutVols.jpg Local Ventura Girl Scouts enjoying a day at Big Rock Preserve

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy staff lead field trips for local students throughout the year. We actively work to produce the next generation of open space stewards, and try to raise awareness of local issues. Concentrating on watershed science and emphasizing hands-on learning, students visit our preserves to see firsthand the natural beauty of the Ventura River and surrounding areas. Funding from organizations such as the Southern California Wetlands Restoration Program allows us to provide transportation assistance to low income schools.


Cormorants in the Ventura River Estuary

Working with groups such as Santa Barbara Channel Keeper, Friends of the Ventura River and Surfrider Foundation -Ventura Chapter, we teach students about watersheds and water quality, how land use effects water, endangered and invasive species, and many other topics. We also arrange preserve tours for organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rotary Club or other local community service groups.


Santa Paula High School AP Environmental Science students learning about watershed science

Teachers, students, or other community members interested in learning about our environmental education programs should email info@venturahillsides.org, or call (805) 643-8044 for more information.


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