Weekend Field Trip Ideas For Everyone.

March is around the corner and the weather is getting warmer, which is perfect for weekend "Field Trips" for everyone.  There are great opportunities to learn about ocean life, rodeo's and orange picking. Each field trip is great for all ages and requires very little money.


Ends Mid March 2013

La Verne Heritage - Orange picking - This is one of the first field trips that my hubby took my kids on without me and it changed us. My family loved the whole experience. I suggest you take advantage of this great place and plan a field trip today.

Open on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm the address: 5001 Via De Mansion, La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 593-2862


Dana Point Festival of Whales  - This festival  offers great opportunities to talk about the migration of the whales. The Ocean Institute is hosting several events. Please plan to attend early morning to get the best parking and the best of the event. It gets crowded.
Ocean Institute
March 2 - 3 and 9 - 10, 2013
During the festival weekends, a hands-on journey into the mysterious and fascinating world of whales will allow visitors to explore a variety of fascinating phenomena unique to these magnificent animals. There will be opportunities to examine how they communicate and eat, to see how pollution can affect them, learn how whales are different, and create fun children’s crafts.

Additional activities include animal feedings, ROV driving, and tide pool touch tanks.

Admission price is $6.50 for adults (13 yrs+) and $4.50 for children (3 -12 yrs); Children 2 and under are free. Members are free.
Seashore Interpretive Family Hike Guided family tidepool hikes through the Dana Point Marine Protected Area with Ocean Institute naturalists. Hikes are available on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited. Sign up at the front desk of the Ocean Institute after admission is paid, no additional charge.


Channel Islands Harbor - Celebration of the Whales Festival
SUNDAY March 24, 2013
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
at the Farmers' Market, 3350 S. Harbor Blvd.
adjacent to Marine Emporium Landing
Channel Islands Harbor Farmers & Fishermen's Market in conjunction with the Channel Islands Harbor celebrates the migration of the Pacific Grey Whales. The event features live entertainment, whale and marine education exhibits, whale watching excursions, an arts & crafts market, children's activities, BBQ and seafood booths, and a certified Farmers & Fishermen's Market.
So you are more Inland and can't make it to the Ocean, then go to a local rodeo.


Cal Poly Pomona Rodeo
Cal Poly Pomona 4th Annual College Rodeo
March 1 & 2, 2013
Ingalls Equestrian Center – Norco, CA
The annual Cal Poly Pomona Rodeo is scheduled for the weekend of March 1-2 at Ingalls Arena, located at 3737 Crestview Avenue in Norco. The rodeo begins 6:30pm Friday and 5:30pm on Saturday. Tickets are $5, with children 10 and under free. Come out and root for our team as we compete against 10 other collegiate teams!
For more information, contact Broc Sandelin at basandelin@csupomona.edu.

Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment or any form of compensation for posting these events. Opinions expressed here are all my own. Please contact the facilities to confirm the times and dates. Happy field tripping.

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