Guided Field Trips (K-12)

Fourth Grade Fridays

Guided field trips for 4th graders* are offered every Friday during the regular school year, September through May. Students will have the opportunity to take a ride aboard our tour-style pontoon boat and set out in search of birds and see the park from a new vantage point. Bald Eagles are prevalent in the wintertime and may even visit nesting sites. On land, students will rotate between one or two stations exploring animal adaptation through a skull study with museum-grade skull replicas or explore the concept of weathering and erosion through our experiential stream tables.

Field trips last between 1.5 – 3 hours depending on group size. Each tour is strictly limited to groups of up to 75 people, including all students, teachers, and chaperones.

Field trips are free to all schools. Schools must complete a School Group Reservation Request form (DPR124) at least 15 days in advance prior to the scheduled field trip date.

For more information and scheduling a field trip for your class, please contact Eduardo Gonzalez at

* Other grade levels may be considered upon request. Homeschool groups may be considered based on availability and group size.


California Title I schools are welcome to apply for the passPORTS program to fund their in-person field trip. Stipends may be available for bus transportation reimbursement. Want to apply? Complete an online application at . Once you are ready, book your in-person field trip by emailing us.

Virtual Field Trips

PORTS, or Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students, is a program for classes to virtually visit Millerton Lake during the school year! Teachers can sign up for 45-minute programs to visit the park live with our PORTS Interpreter. Each program focuses on a different aspect of our park while incorporating the Next Generation Science Standard to help teachers build on their curriculum.
Teachers can book programs here:

Check out our Padlet for curated resources for teachers here: