5th Grade Field Trip Options

There are several off-site field trip options available for 5th grade classes. Some require bus transportation, but at least one option is ‘walkable’ from your school.

Nature In Your Neighborhood

Students will walk from the school to a local park or natural area, exploring the nature that they find all around them along the way. Divided into small groups, each group will be guided by an experienced field trip leader, introduced to fun nature-based activities, and will discover opportunities to exercise their wonder and curiosity. See full field trip information in the General Information section.

Total time for each class: 90-minutes to 2-hours

Availability: Year Round (weather permitting)

Day at the tidepools


Our 5th grade Marine Ecology Field Trips take place at one of two Half Moon Bay tidepool locations (either Fitzgerald Marine Reserve or Pillar Point), depending on availability. Trained EV docents guide students in small groups to explore the unique plants and animals that are adapted to live in this ecosystem. They’ll explore the evolutionary pressures that make this ecosystem different from others, and how the plants and animals have evolved to survive there. These off-site field trips are designed to support the Marine Ecology classroom programs, but can also be booked as a stand alone experience. 

Total time for each field trip: 2-hours

Availability: February-June. Dates are limited; specific dates are dependent on the tides.