AS OF 3/20/2020 OUR OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL THE GOVERNOR'S 'STAY HOME" ORDER IS REMOVED.
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Due to COVID-19, we have a few changes to our upcoming events. Please see the Events & Education tab above.
We are no longer accepting donations for the Barn Sale.
At this time, we have halted the Sand Bags.
The Docent-Led Hikes will end until social distancing requirements change.
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The Field Station!!!
In 2019, we obtained a $250,000 grant from Proposition 68 (thank you voters) from the San Diego River Conservancy. We give a BIG thank you to the Conservancy and its board for its faith in this project. This aerial shows the portable classrooms. They will be placed on a foundation, connected to utilities and hopefully open for business next year. Below is an image of the plan for how they will be arranged on the site.
Who are the partners with this project?
We are working with Lakeside School District, Cajon Valley School District and Santee School District.
Because each of these school districts has a deep commitment to science and to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and each understands the best way to teach science is in a child's own 'backyard' that is filled with water, mud, bugs, and bunnies. This has been a recipe for inspiring curiosity, deep questions about how the natural world works, and the creation of hypothesis since children have been exploring the natural world.