Educator Resources

We are, currently, not leading any in-person naturalist field trips in our parks due to COVID-19 restrictions. We have moved to a digital platform for all naturalist programs. See below for Live Virtual Field Trip information for educators.
Parks to People: Bringing Our Parks into Homes, Classes, and Communities
Learn about the natural resources, wildlife, and history of the Regional Parks. Take virtual reality tours of selected parks. Watch cool videos of storytelling and singing by park naturalists. Start learning now!
 

COVID-19 Park Closures & Parking Restrictions to Limit Overcrowding, Address Public & Staff Safety 
You can help us keep the Regional Parks open by cooperating with the statewide shelter-in-place order and park rules. Observe the 6-foot social distancing and carry out all trash. More details...
 

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and Regional Parks Foundation are committed to giving educators the knowledge and skills to use parks and other outdoor environments as extended opportunities for student exploration and study.

Live Virtual Field Trips

Each of our visitor centers offer a variety of Live Virtual Field Trips. Hosted by naturalists, they cover an assortment of environmental education topics relating to our parks. These programs are free to public school teachers and community organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Click the links below for information about each visitor center and the live virtual field trip programs offered by each site.

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 Park / Visitor Center City  Virtual Program Descriptions [PDF] 
Ardenwood Historic Farm Fremont  Ardenwood Descriptions 
Big Break Regional Regional Shoreline Oakley Big Break Descriptions 
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve  Antioch Black Diamond Descriptions 
Coyote Hills Regional Park Fremont  Coyote Hills Descriptions
Crab Cove Visitor Center Alameda  Crab Cove Descriptions
Del Valle Regional Park Livermore  Del Valle Descriptions
Mobile Education  N/A  Mobile Ed Descriptions
Sunol Regional Wilderness  Sunol  Sunol Descriptions
Tilden Nature Area  Berkeley  Tilden Nature Area Descriptions 

 

Digital Learning

Parks to People: Virtually bringing our parks into homes, classes, & communities

Kids Healthy Outdoors Challenge (KHOC)

Kids Healthy Outdoors Challenge: The Kids Healthy Outdoor Challenge (KHOC) introduces teachers and their students to the East Bay Regional Park District through outdoor and classroom-based activities that support third grade curriculum content standards. Third grade teachers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties are encouraged to apply.

Mobile Education Programs

Mobile Education Outreach: Bring nature to your place!  The East Bay Regional Park District offers educational outreach programs that visit schools!

Ohlone Curriculum with Bay Miwok Content and Introduction to Delta Yokuts

Ohlone Curriculum: East Bay Regional Park District is pleased to introduce a newly published third-grade curriculum by District Naturalist Beverly R. Ortiz about local tribal peoples past to present. The curriculum addresses multiple common core standards and aligns with third grade social science standards. Its Supplemental Resources includes a list of related fourth and fifth grade social science standards.

Parks Express: Low Cost Transportation to Our Parks

Parks Express is low cost transportation offered to qualifying school groups and non-profit groups. 

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