Interpretive Outreach Program

Nature & California History Field Trips & Classroom Presentations for Students Grades K-6


Registration now in progress for the 2017-18 school year.



The City of Ventura Interpretive Outreach program offers dozens of educational programs focusing on nature and California history in classroom settings and through outdoor field trips to Ventura parks, beaches and historic sites. Outreach presentations are designed to engage students with direct hands-on experience to nurture a lifelong appreciation of our environment and cultural history. School principals receive a printed catalog for their offices every April for teachers to peruse, or view the 2017-18 Interpretive Outreach Catalog online. Parents are encouraged to bring these fun learning experiences to the attention of their child's teacher and school PTA/PTO.

Register early for the best selection
of programs and dates. Over 16,000 tri-county preschool to sixth grade students attend our exciting programs each year. Fall - reliably warm and mostly rainless - is the best season to schedule field trips. Winter and spring are better for classroom presentations when the weather is less certain.

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  1. Registration Calendar
  2. Registration Forms & Policies
  3. Registration Process
Requests are booked first-come, first served as follows:

Registration for VUSD schools (City of Ventura and Oak View)
April 20-May 18, 2017

Registration open to all schools, home schools and camps
April 27-May 19, 2017

Registration continues through summer 2017
May 19, 2017 and after

Field trips and classroom presentations begin

September 2017

Summer 2018
Offerings are available all summer long
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