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Ranger-Led Field Trips

Educational programs guided by Park Rangers are available at Cabrillo National Monument for grades two through six. For reservations, click here.


Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo: A Voyage of Discovery

PROGRAMJuan Rodriguez Cabrillo: A Voyage of Discovery                                  

GRADES

 3, 4, and 5

OFFERED


 September through mid-June
Learn all about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European explorer to visit present-day San Diego, and the meaning of his 1542 expedition. 
 

Life in the Intertidal Zones

PROGRAM Life in the Intertidal Zones                                    

GRADES

 3, 4, and 5

OFFERED

 
January through mid-June
Discover the remarkable plants and animals that live in this intertidal environment.  Students will study intertidal plant and animal adaptations for survival in this harsh environment.  Students will conduct a field survey of intertidal life.  Important: Groups visiting the tidepools must have vehicle transportation to this area, as there is no trail, and the road to the tidepools is unsafe for pedestrian traffic. Call early, these programs fill up fast!!!

The Kumeyaay Supermarket:  Native American Plant Uses

PROGRAM Kumeyaay Supermarket                                  

GRADES

 
 3, 4, and 5

OFFERED


October through mid-June
Walk the Bayside Trail and explore the coastal sage scrub plant community.  Students will explore the park's native southern California ecosystem and search for clues of how Native Americans in the region used plants for medicines, food, clothing, and shelter.  Students will complete a plant identification and plant-use activity.

Growing Up In the Old Point Loma Lighthous

PROGRAM Lighthouse

GRADES

 
 2

OFFERED


October through mid-June
Visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and step back in time.  Students will imagine living the life of the lightkeeper and his family in the 1880s.  The activity includes a walk through the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.