Field Trip Program

Ecohelpers Service Learning Program

Students help restore park landscapes with native plants
Students help restore park landscapes with native plants

Overall Rating

Add your review (0 reviews)


The EcoHelpers program is curriculum-based and focuses on science principles learned through hands-on restoration activities. There are two versions of the program. 

Planting Program: Offered January, February, March, and April. This program focuses on removing non-native invasive plants and restoring native plants.

Crayfish Removal Program: Offered November, December, May, and June. This program focuses on removing non-native invasive crayfish from our local streams.

Both programs will improve the habitat for wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains. Students will understand that invasive plants and animals can damage the natural communities that produce food and shelter to sustain native wildlife. Students will recognize that improving natural communities can improve native habitats, food chains, and the local food web.

Applications for the 2014 - 2015 school year have closed. If you are interested in being placed on the wait list please e-mail us .


Santa Monica Mountains Education Program Staff

email us

805 370-2348 or 805 370-2314


Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Civic Engagement, Climate, Climate Change, Community, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Fire Ecology, Landscapes, Planning/Development, Public Policy, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
National/State Standards:
California Benchmarks for Biology/Life Sciences: Ecology, Language Arts and History/Social Science: Historical Interpretation and Los Angeles Unified School District’s Service Learning requirements for Graduation.
Field Trip Program