Videos about Nature's Classrooms

Short films about local nature have recently been made by Jim Karnik, and can be used in educational and public programs.  View them at .  These feature children and youth:

Exploring Our Urban Forests curriculum, taught at Chet Harritt Elementary School in Santee (with 2nd and 7th graders).

Exploring Our Urban Forests curriculum, taught at Whitman Elementary School in San Diego Unified School District, Clairemont area (with 5th graders).

Exploring Our Urban Forests curriculum, taught at Juniper Elementary School in Escondido (with Kindergarten).

Arthropod Adventures, collecting and observing invertebrates at Rincon Middle School in Escondido and using nature-based technology.

Elementary school students collecting and planting seeds.

High school students planting willow in Rose Canyon.

Children exploring insects, at San Diego Botanic Garden.

Children and Nature.

Videos about San Diego’s Habitats

A Growing Passion: Chaparral, The Elfin Forest by Nan Sterman

A Growing Passion: California Native Grown by Nan Sterman

San Diego by Nature Bytes reveal short videos about hundreds of plants and animals.

Nature Exploration Videos

Take a trip to the wonderful oasis that is Chollas Lake in the Oak Park Community. Learn about its history, habitat, available programs and of course, fishing!

Explore one of the City’s neighborhood canyons and learn ways to protect this amazing oasis of nature nestled in an urban environment.

Meet our knowledgeable and friendly park rangers and learn about the amazing things you can discover one of San Diego’s most unique open spaces.

Learn how you can explore nature with all of the tools you’ll need by checking out a backpack from the San Diego Library!

Ranger Erika takes you on a journey through Tecolote Park and provides useful tips on how to make your hike safe, educational and fun!