Field Trips

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ leads your class on a fun & educational field trip through the beautiful Water Conservation Garden! Tour our water-wise plant trails, animal habitats, and enjoy an interactive learning lessons that meet California State StandardsE-STEM and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


Kindergarten-The Magical Parts of a Plant
1st/2nd grade-Seed Dispersal
3rd/4th grade-Adaptations
5th/6th grade-Water Capture and Conservation
Middle School-Design Your Own Water Wise Habitat



  • You’re the gardener! Each student plants a succulent to take home.
  • Activity Booklets to explore The Garden trails and exhibits.
  • Become a Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Earth Hero!
  • Music, magic and fun with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ award-winning program.


School field trips begin at 9:30am, are approximately 2.5 hours in length and are taught in our large amphitheater. Students will enjoy a 25 minute presentation by Ms. Smarty-Plants™ followed a planting and a self-guided tour lead by their teachers and chaperones. Each students will be given an activity booklet/scavenger hunt to explore the garden. Minimum number of students per field trip is 20. Maximum number of students per field trip is 100. (Animals Encounters are seasonal)

Visit FAQ’s link below for more detailed Field Trip information. Field Trips are available Tuesday-Friday only.


If you received a Promo Code, Congratulations!  Select the button below and follow the steps to schedule your field trip with your promo code.

If you did NOT receive a Promo Code, we are sorry to have missed you!

We are only accepting reservations from grant-sponsored schools this year.

Email [email protected] or call 619-660-0614 ext 16.

Virtual Field Trips

The Water Conservation Garden’s virtual real-time programming offers everything teachers love about our Garden field trip/assembly, only virtual. Take an adventure with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ to discover the magic of plants, our changing environments, and water capture for conservation!

Each virtual field trip includes a pre-recorded, lesson-specific video with Ms. Smarty-Plants in the Garden, followed by in -person online classroom instruction. Lessons are paired with a vocabulary sheet and pre and post activities.  Lessons are NGSS and CA State Standards aligned.


Designed for grades K-6.

Please select your class grade below to view our lesson plans & schedule your VIRTUAL field trip!


Parts of a Plant

3RD / 4TH


1st / 2nd

Seed Dispersal

5TH / 6TH

Water Conservation / Capture


COST: $250 per class
DURTION: 45 minutes
AVAILABLE: Mondays-Fridays

Virtual Field Trip includes:

  • Ms. Smarty-Plants teaching directly to your students
  • Fun, pre-reordered virtual tour of The Water Conservation Garden
  • Engagement among students and breakout sessions for discussion
  • Pre and post resource activities
  • Hosted via ZOOM or platform of your choice. We can send a link or join your class!


Wonderful! Kept the kids on task and engaged! The kids will be talking about this field trip for the rest of the year.

Mrs. Fortin – 1st Grade – Rancho San Diego

Wonderful! Kept the kids on task and engaged! The kids will be talking about this field trip for the rest of the year.

Mrs. Fortin – 1st Grade – Rancho San Diego

I’ve been teaching 25 years and this was the best field trip! Awesome staff! Beautiful!

Sally Saltzstein 3rd Grade Teacher– Vista Grande Elementary

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