• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Our national parks are just like our classrooms. Places where people of all ages can learn about biology, ecology, history, geology, anthropology, and more. Students can explore these special places and learn more about their environment with a teacher and a ranger.

A ranger shares with a student the importance of understanding how unique our home is on planet Earth.

During the school year, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area offers a variety of "Parks As Classrooms" programs.

These programs specifically target the education curriculum designated for the State of California.

Throughout the year, teachers can come out to the park by becoming students themselves during our teacher workshops or spend the Summer participating in the national Teacher to Ranger to Teacher program.