School programs are offered at the Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History, Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove, and Oceano Dunes District Visitor Center. School programs and tours are offered free of charge and are led by our highly trained, knowledgeable, and fun State Park Interpreters and volunteers.
Funds donated to CCSPA help offset the transportation costs associated with our field trips for schools, which predominantly serve low-income students. Some schools travel 200 miles or more to visit our coast, and some of the students served by this program have never seen the ocean before. The school field trip program makes it possible for these students to have hands-on science experiences they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Does your school serve predominantly low-income students, and is transportation cost preventing you from accessing our free-of-charge field trips? Thanks to a generous donor, we have matching funds available for this school year to help support the transportation costs associated with our field trips. Please click here to apply. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis until total fund is depleted.