Field Trips & Regional Programs

Environmental Learning Center (ELC)elc

The Environmental Learning Center is an opportunity for students in 1st - 6th grade to participate in hands-on activities ranging from healthy eating to owl pellet dissection to microscope investigation. Field trip availability is limited this year and available on a first come, first served basis. Click here to learn more. 

Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park: Water Discovery Field Tripkids-at-chino-creek

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency offers FREE Water Discovery field trips to the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park in the city of Chino.  The Water Discovery Field Trip program was developed to connect students with the environment, promote the public understanding of the value of natural treatment wetlands, explain and show the creation of habitat for endangered/sensitive species, and provide ways to practice environmental stewardship. To schedule a field trip or to learn more about the Chino Creek Wetlands, click here.

Waterwise Community Center Field Tripwaterwise community center

Chino Basin Water Conservation District (CBWCD) offers free hands-on programs for K-12 to support student inquiry and discovery of our watershed, the plants and animals we share it with, and how our actions impact it. Programs are designed to immerse students in the practices of scientific investigation and engineering design in an outdoor setting. Transportation Reimbursements may be available. To schedule a field trip or to learn more about the Waterwise Community Center, click here.

In-Class Field Trips by IERCDIERCD3

The Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD) offers fun, educational in-class programs to PreK-12th grade students that are focused on water, energy and natural resource conservation. All IERCD education programs are conducted FREE of charge. Lesson plans are available for review upon request. To schedule an in-class field trip or to learn more, click here.

EcoHero ShowMr eco

The City of Rancho Cucamonga offers FREE eco-friendly performances to elementary and middle schools in the city. If you'd like to have a fun, eco-friendly performance at your school, schedule a show today! Email:

Garden in Every School®GIES

The Garden in Every School® program (GIES) educates the school family and community about water-wise usage through a garden landscape, featuring drought tolerant plants and efficient irrigation. To learn more about GIES, click here.

Interested in having a garden at your school?

Schools interested in applying for the 2019/20 Garden in Every School® program year must attend a mandatory Project W.E.T workshop on February 26, 2019. To RSVP for the workshop or for more information please contact Michelle O’Brien at 909-993-1741 or

National Theatre for Children: Kindergarten - Sixth GradeNTC

The district is pleased to offer free to your school a live theatrical production focusing on water conservation and the protection of our natural resources. The program is designed for students kindergarten through sixth grade. It is performed by professional actors from the National Theatre for Children. Grade appropriate workbooks and teacher guides are provided to reinforce student learning.

Evaluations show students experiencing this unique type of performance retain the valuable lessons and educational messages as well as enjoy the lively entertainment.

There are a limited number of performances available on a first come first serve basis. Please contact National Theatre for Children at 800-858-3999 or click here to schedule a performance.