Outdoor Ed

Open to ALL students!

Join our hands-on, experiential program for learners ages 3-15. Our interactive approach fulfills California standards by introducing age-specific content and developing research skills. Over each 8-week session, students explore as field biologists, recording observations, evaluating problems, and developing solutions. Classes are grouped by age.

You must be a Santa Barbara Zoo Member to participate in the Outdoor Ed program.

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2022 Schedule

2022-23 SCHEDULE
September 7  – October 26: Biodiversity
November 2  –  January 11: Water
Choose a day: Wednesday, Thursday, OR Friday

$260/first student
$210/second student
$190/each additional student
Optional Practicum: $150/student

What We’re Doing to Keep Your Kids Safe

  • Outdoor Ed is held exclusively outside, with shaded areas, in a designated zone away from the public
  • Educators will each have a sanitation kit to wash all surfaces before and after use as well as sanitize students’ hands as necessary
  • No early drop-off or late pick-up options to minimize cross-contact with additional staff
  • Students will stay in assigned groups all day/week with the same instructor