​Santiago Oaks

Inside the Outdoors® at Santiago Oaks Regional Park is located in the hills of Orange. The students will explore the riparian, coastal sage scrub and oak woodland ecosystems while discovering the local plants and animals.


This program supports the following Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):
Second Grade: 2-LS2-2., 2-LS4-1., 2-ESS1-1., and 2-ESS2-2.
Third Grade: 3-LS4-3.

Second and third graders will learn about local geology and ecology in the following learning stations:

Animal Station
Students will learn about the life cycle of mammals, reptiles, and insects. Live animals will assist the Naturalist in teaching about the different life cycles and characteristics that are inherited and learned from their parents.

Exploration Hike
Throughout the hike, students observe the landscapes of the park and look for fire and animal evidence.

Students will learn the parts of plants and the plant life cycle. They will identify fruits and seeds of native and non-native plants.

Fire Ecology
Students will explore the recent burn area and learn about the ecosystem adaptations for fire through hands-on learning stations.


Visit OC Parks website for Santiago Oaks.

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
          Lunch area is available on site.  

Parking: $3.00 per personal vehicle
Accessibility: not wheelchair accessible for 2018
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