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Students studying earth and plant materials

Green Machine


Since 1998, Green Machine has been delivering interactive lessons to help students understand why a healthy environment is important to sustainable food production. 

A standards-based field trip that comes to your school, Green Machine is a unique teaching model guiding students through three experiential learning stations that reinforce classroom learning. Created with the insight and help of the San Diego Farm Bureau, students learn about the science of soil, alternative pest management practices, get a greater understanding of natural systems, and use scientific concepts in a real-world situation.  

Who is it for?

The curriculum is designed for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

How much does it cost?

The Green Machine can serve up to four one-hour classes of 30 students at your site. Please see the attached Outdoor Education Fees and Charges for current pricing.

How do I sign up?

For a list of available dates or to book the program please email the Outdoor Education Program Assitant, linsey.santos@sdcoe.net.

Green Machine Photo Slideshow

Students dig through compost looking for worms, listen to teacher instruction, and raise hands to answer a question.