Tumbleweed Outdoor Education offers fields trips for students of every grade level. At Tumbleweed, children have the opportunity to experience hands-on activities and take nature hikes through our canyon.
Our curriculum has been designed and developed by state-credentialed teachers to meet and supplement the California content standards in science and social studies.
With over 100 secluded acres nestled in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains, our outdoor education center is a unique place for students to experience the wonders of our natural world first hand.
Our Canyon is filled with Mule Deer, Cottontail Rabbits, ground squirrels, raccoons, California Valley quail, lizards, hawks, and many other local animals. During a stroll around the center, you may spot any number of plant species, native to our terrain, including West Live Oak, Black Walnut and Sycamore trees.
Our Programs include Native American Life and Culture (Grades 2-4) and Team Building (Grades 5+). These programs are available currently on weekdays beginning at 9:45 AM and completing at 1:45 PM. There is a 30-minute lunch break during the program and the children bring their own food. Children must wear close-toed shoes, as well as weather appropriate attire.
We strive to create a literate, responsible citizenry by bridging the gap between the natural and the built environment and by promoting respect for the outdoors and those who occupy it.
By bringing you class into the outdoors, your students will develop an understanding of ecological systems, the web of life, and the human impact of the environment. They will learn how these systems work and how our actions impact the world around us. These are the first steps toward meeting the challenges of environmental solutions.
Our staff is well trained in educating children in a safe, caring, and challenging environment. Please feel free to contact our Outdoor Education director in order to work with you in creating a program that is consistent with the social and academic goals you have already established for your students. You will be provided educational materials to use in the classroom upon request.
School bus transportation to our site is available via Tumbleweed Transportation. Please call our office for more information on your school’s trip, 310-472-7474.