Field Trips: The Bluffs as an Outdoor Classroom

This section of our website, a work in progress directed toward teachers and parents interested in the potential of the Carpinteria Bluffs as a natural, outdoor classroom, is available for both formal and informal school field trips.

For further information, please contact us through the home page of this website (

Here’s what several local Carpinteria Schools did at the Carpinteria Bluffs for Earth Day 2006 with a formal field trip sponsored by Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs and coordinated by Katie Roberts.

What to bring on your field trip:

– Water
– Sun protection (sunscreen & hat)
– A sketch pad (pencils, pens, watercolors, etc.)
– Binoculars
– A magnifying glass
– A compass (to learn about mapping)
– A sweatshirt or jacket
– A bag lunch
– Your imagination & a sense of wonder

Plan to stay all day.