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Free K-12 Environmental Education Programs

​​The San Diego County Office of Education offers free instructional programs that are sponsored by the Port of San Diego or the County of San Diego.

All programs align with the California State Science Standards.

Integrated Pest Management β€” Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego's Environmental Services Department has sponsored the San Diego County Office of Education's "Green Machine" traveling outreach van to visit elementary schools within the Chollas Creek watershed area. This interactive agricultural program teaches students about soil, the water cycle and environmentally friendly pest control.

The Green Machine curriculum is aligned with the California State Science Content Standards for grades K-4. The group size for the program is one class, and each visit to your school by the Green Machine will consist of four one-hour programs.

This free program is limited to schools within the Chollas Creek watershed area.

County of San Diego Watershed

The County of San Diego Environmental Services provides a limited number of free Green Machine or Splash Lab programs to elementary schools within the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.