Interpretive Outreach Program

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

VUSD Registration begins April 22, 2019
Registration for all Schools beings April 30, 2019

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 2019-20 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.

Sign up for the Interpretive Outreach News.
  1. Download the 2019/20 Interpretive Outreach Request Form (PDF): open the document and save a copy to your computer
  2. Fill out completely one registration request form per teacher
  3. Save the document again to retain the information for us and for your records
  4. Email it as an attachment to with the subject line:
       "Interpretive Outreach Request & School Name"
  5. Or print and mail it to:
    Interpretive Outreach
    501 Poli Street
    Room 218
    Ventura CA 93001
  6. Registration is by email or mail only - no fax or telephone requests accepted
  7. We reply to emailed requests within 3-5 business days
  8. If you do not receive a response after 5 business days, please contact us
    Interpretive Outreach Scheduler at or call 805-677-3961 Program Coordinator at or call 805-654-7706
  1. Registration Calendar
  2. Registration Forms & Policies
Requests are booked first-come, first served as follows:

VUSD Registration begins April 22, 2019

(City of Ventura and Oak View)

Registration for all Schools April 30, 2019

(Open to all schools, home schools and camps)

Field trips and classroom presentations begin

September 2019

Summer 2019

Offerings are available all summer long
Interpretive Outreach Program City of Ventura Logo
Interpretive Outreach Booklet 2019