Field Trip Programs
Learn about our field trip programs for schools and youth groups, and apply for a trip for your class
Mobile Education Outreach
The East Bay Regional Park District offers educational outreach programs that visit schools!
Visitor Centers and Naturalists
Get contact information for our visitor centers and read bios of our naturalists
Sign up for Educators Academy classes and other public programs online.
Educators Academy Programs
We offer classes for educators to gain the knowledge and skills to use parks as extended classrooms.
Educators Academy credits from CSU East Bay
Learn how you can earn graduate-level academic credits form CSUEB Continuing Education through Educators Academy classes.
- Field Trip Programs
Learn about our Field Trip Programs for schools and youth groups, and apply for a trip for your class.
Mobile Education Programs
- Mobile Education Outreach
Bring nature to your place! The East Bay Regional Park District offers educational outreach programs that visit schools!
- Enrolling in a Session
- Class Size
- Class Attendance
- Grades and Credits
- Incentive Programs
You may enroll online, by telephone, or by fax if you are paying by VISA or MasterCard. To enroll online, go toEBparks Online , or you can call 1-888-EBPARKS between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Have the course numbers and your credit card ready.
Refunds are granted when a request is received by the Reservations
Department a minimum of seven days before the class begins. To reach the
Reservations Department, call 1-888-EBPARKS between 8:30 a.m. and 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.
A class may be cancelled seven days before it begins if enrollment does not meet minimum requirements. You can help ensure that classes will not cancel by enrolling early with friends.
Limited. Enroll in classes early. Waiting lists will be established.
Registered students who do not attend the first class meeting will be dropped from the class without a refund. Students who are taking a class for CSUEB credit must attend and participate in the entire session of each class.
Transfers from one class to another may be approved if the request is received by the Reservations Department a minimum of seven days before the earlier of the two classes begins. You may not transfer into a class that has already begun or that is full. To reach the Reservations Department, call 1-888-EBPARKS between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
University credit is optional and is paid for on the first day of class. All classes taken for credit are graded.
Resident is defined as anyone who lives within our service area of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Bring a Friend!
If you enroll at the same time for the same course number, you will both receive $10 off your EBRPD fee!
For most school districts in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, the Educators Academy classes count toward school district in-service hours and credit.
Once you have completed an Educators Academy session, you are eligible for the Teacher Opportunity Program, which offers special benefits such as priority scheduling for class field trips and low-cost field trip transportation for qualifying low-income schools.
The Educators Academy provides opportunities to earn graduate-level academic credits from California State University East Bay, Extended and Continuing Education.
The Regional Parks Foundation and the East Bay Regional Park District are committed to giving educators the knowledge and skills to use parks and other outdoor environments as extended opportunities for student exploration and study. The Educators Academy helps accomplish these goals.