School Programs

About Our Programs

 

Chino Hills

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DC School Program

Our programs at Chino Hills State Park all aim to give students a better understanding of the natural and cultural history of the park and how it relates to their lives now and in the future. Our Natural History programs cover topics from Biodiversity to the hidden geology underfoot while our Cultural History programs focus on the most active period of ranching in the park from the 1920s through the 1980s.Bobcat

Come explore these topics with us through a variety of programs designed specifically for K-12 students to engage with the park and . Our programs are all designed to correlate with NGSS and HSS content standards for the designated grade level of that program. Our three NEW distance learning programs are adaptable to any grade level.

Below you will find the details of our two in-person field trip options as well as our Homeschool Days program. At the bottom you will find the NEW distance learning programs we currently offer.

 


4th Grade Environmental Program

Discovering Biodiversity 

Our biodiversity program sets out to answer the question”what is biodiversity and why is it important?” This field trip opportunity gives students a hands on look at the habitats of the park and their inhabitants through a tour of our visitor center exhibits, a guided observation nature walk and a hands on activity they get to take home with them at the end of the trip.

  • Program offered: February through May
  • Days offered: Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
  • Program Fee: FREE
  • Scholarships available for Bus Funding*

To reserve your program REGISTER HERE

 

3rd Grade History Program

Remnants of Our Ranching Past 

Our ranching history program tells the story of our park from the 1920s through 1980s through the historic structures we still see standing today in our Rolling M. Ranch Historic District. This field trip opportunity gives students the opportunity to see what life was like for the cattle ranchers that once roamed our hills through a walking tour of the historic buildings, a study of historic artifacts left at the ranch, and a hands on activity they get to take home with them at the end of the trip.

Program offered: September through December

Days offered: Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Program Fee: FREE

Scholarships available for Bus Funding*

To reserve your program REGISTER HERE

Homeschool Days

Due to the volume of Homeschool Requests for programs we have decided to have designated days for home schools to come at their own leisure to experience our programs at their own pace. We offer both our Biodiversity and History programs for these event days. Each station will be set up with volunteers to answer questions and provide information. Participants will be able to explore each station on their own. Guided walk and hike stations will be offered periodically each day.

Homeschool Day program offerings:

The History program will be offered January 1st - 15th. Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 9am to 1pm.

The Biodiversity program will be offered 16th - 31st. Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 9am to 1pm.

For both these programs, we will offer complimentary parking to all attendees valid for the duration of the event. Additional fees apply if you wish to stay and enjoy the park after the programs have ended.

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Extension Programs - COMING SOON!

Ranching History
Coming Soon!

Biodiversity
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Urban Edge
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