Field Trips, Hikes, and Workshops

Outings give us a chance to get to know each other better, to visit facilities that process our waste, to learn about alternative approaches to sustainable living, or to immerse ourselves in the great outdoors. 
Whether you're looking for an educational experience, to make new friends, or to de-stress in the hills of Pasadena, we'd love to have you along!

Wishlist for future trips:

Waste water treatment
E-waste recycling facility
Desalination plant
Hazardous waste
Wind farm

Sunset hike to Echo Mountain

posted May 7, 2017, 2:36 PM by Techers Future

Saturday, May 13 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Join us for a night hike to Echo Mountain! RSVP here
pics and more info:

Meeting location will be decided later.
Let us know if you're coming, so we can arrange rides.

TSF Hike @Eaton Canyon

posted May 7, 2017, 2:34 PM by Techers Future

Saturday, April 15
at 10:30 AM - 1 PM

Eaton Canyon Park, 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena

Join us for a quick hike! We'll meet on campus at 10:30 at the Beckman Auditorium parking lot. Let us know if you're coming, so we can arrange rides.

Bring water and a picnic lunch, and we'll eat lunch together on the trail!

Inland Empire Regional Composting Facility

posted Apr 22, 2016, 4:32 PM by Magnus Haw

Leave Caltech ~9am return ~1pm

Thursday April 28th

We will get a tour of the facility from the director, Jeff Ziegenbein.
More info here

1. RSVP BEFORE April 25th
2. Please state if you can drive your car from Caltech, and how many people you can take with you.

Solar Decathlon Field Trip

posted Oct 24, 2015, 1:07 AM by Techers Future   [ updated Oct 24, 2015, 1:21 AM ]

When: Sun, October 18, 10am – 2pm

: Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA, USA (map)

: We're organizing a trip to the Solar Decathlon Village in Irvine for this coming Sunday! If you are interested, please sign up on the form as soon as possible so we can get a head count. Hope everyone can make it!

Electric Car Test Drive!

posted Oct 24, 2015, 1:05 AM by Techers Future

When: Sun, September 13, 10am – 4pm

Where: Exposition Park South Lawn behind the Natural History Museum (map)

Description: Come test drive all the latest plug-in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Volkswagen.

HARVESTING THE SUN: Understanding and Using Solar Power

posted Oct 24, 2015, 1:03 AM by Techers Future

When: Sat, August 22, 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Where: Sarvodaya Farm, Pomona CA

Description: In this workshop, we will explore a variety of methods for Harvesting the Sun, including passive solar design, growing gardens, and photovoltaic panel systems. The workshop will also include a 1 hour hands on portion where we will construct an off-grid photovoltaic system for Sarvodaya Farms. Contact shing{at} for carpool.

Caltech Solar Toilet Tour

posted Oct 24, 2015, 1:00 AM by Techers Future

When: Wed, July 29, 5pm – 6pm

Description: The tour will involve a talk beforehand and a look at the facility.

Drought Resistant Landscaping

posted Oct 24, 2015, 12:59 AM by Techers Future

When: Mon, June 29, 2015, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Pasadena 6pm-8pm

Description: The Growing Club will host a workshop. RSVP required

PWP Drought Tolerant Landscapes

posted Oct 24, 2015, 12:58 AM by Techers Future

When: Sat, June 27, 2015, 9am – 12pm

Where: Pasadena

Description: Free workshop by PWP. RSVP required.

Eastvale Solar Workshop

posted Oct 24, 2015, 12:57 AM by Techers Future

When: Sat, June 20, 2015, 11am – 12pm

Where: Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th St, Corona, CA 92880, United States

Description: This educational presentation will cover the process of going solar including solar technology, financial costs, savings, and incentives, owning versus leasing, and the Riverside County Solar Program which pays property owners up to $1,500 cash back to go solar for a limited time. Contact shing{at} for carpool.

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