Costs, Daily Schedules, Programs & What to Bring

Welcome Teachers! 

We are excited to have a site where you can find all the information you need for your visit with your students!  Please do not hesitate to email or call me if you have any questions. Karen Quiros, or  (619) 476-7836.  I am excited to provide you and your students with a exceptional learning experience!

Coastal Education Programs Offered

Coastal Education Program Descriptions 2023-2024 

Tide Dependent Program Optimal Dates: Crustacean Lab, Beautify the Bay, Moons & Tides and Watershed Chemistry 

How to Register Your Class(es) Online

Please follow the steps below to register:






Before Your Field Trip 

1.  ***NEW ***  Transportation will be reserved for you this year!

2. Make sure all teachers in your team have the link to this webpage so they can access the information they need.

3. Click on your program link to get all of your specific program information.  Prepare your students with resources provided on your specific program page to ensure their optimal learning.

4. Chaperones: In regards to parent volunteers, you may utilize as many parent volunteers as you feel are needed to safely and successfully facilitate the experience for your students. Parent volunteers must complete the current volunteer protocol at your school site. 

5. Collect money and permission slips. CVESD District Board Field Trip Policies

Notify Families: As part of our Coastal Education Program, students have the opportunity to see both the indoor and outdoor exhibits at the Living Coast Discovery Center (LCDC). During this time, students may encounter LCDC visitors.

Admission and Program Costs  

Program Structure:

While on a study trip your students will participate in a standards-based lesson and be led on a tour of the facility where they will get to have up-close encounters with animals and even touch a sting ray or shark. Students will most likely also get to do a scavenger hunt and explore the refuge trails depending on which program is chosen.  Please click on your specific program in the menu to the left to get your detailed schedule of your day.

What to Bring  We want to help you and your students to be prepared mentally and physically for your trip! 

What is the schedule for the day?

Lower Grade Classes

Upper Grade Classes

Your students will be here for a 4 hour program. They will have about 25 minutes for lunch between their morning and afternoon lessons and activities. All classes will have a 2 - part lesson, a Docent Tour, a Scavenger Hunt and time for lunch.

Free Transportation Provided by the Port of San Diego (Requirements)

If you have won free transportation, please click on the link to learn more about the requirements and get your necessary paperwork. Port Free Transportation Information Link 

No-Waste Picnic  Make your lunch here Eco- friendly! Add these fliers into your field trip packet that you send home with your students and encourage them to bring reusable items instead of consumables!

Zero Waste Picnic

Zero Waste Picnic (Spanish Version)