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Donald C. Tilman Water Reclamation Plant/Japanese Garden

Tour the most advanced water sewage treatment plant in Los Angeles; discussion topics include: plant operations, water quality, water treatment, water re-use, water conservation. Technical. Tour Information
  • City of Los Angeles - Sanitation
    6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91405
    phone: 818.778.4138

Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at the Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant

Guided tours for school and community groups at this multi-million dollar facility that is packed with exhibit galleries that explore the important world of waste water treatment and the path to zero waste. Magazine Article

Reservations are required  Complete Information and Directions
Tours Mon. - Thurs. 9:00am - 3:00pm (latest time to schedule tour is 1:00pm)

Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant

Tour water sewage treatment plant serving most of the Los Angeles area; discussion topics include: overview of plant operations, energy generation, and laboratories. Technical. More Information and Virtual Tour

Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden

UCLA, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon. - Fri.
  • 777 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    phone: 310.825.3620


reDiscover’s field trip program serves K-2 students with a hands-on opportunity to explore the idea of cast-off materials as a resource for creativity.  The 2-hour program introduces students to the concepts of resource conservation (sustainability), community stewardship and concludes with a hands-on creative group assemblage project. Held in our bright warehouse, students will work with a vast array of creative discards learning first-hand how almost any material can be used to communicate their ideas.

Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains

Real science, engaging content. All programming aligned with state standards.

Marine Science at Malibu Lagoon State Beach
23400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Native American Culture at Topanga State Park
20829 Entrada Road, Topanga, CA 90290

Freshwater Ecology at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
Woodley Ave Park, Van Nuys, CA 91406 

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tour exciting marine science center at the Santa Monica Pier; discussion topics include: marine environment, species diversity, habitat conservation, water quality, water-shed management, urban run-off. Activities: marine touch tanks and beach clean-up. Teaching Aquarium. Heal the Bay Pier Aquarium 
  • 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    phone: 310.393.6149

Santa Monica Water Treatment Plant/Laboratory

Tour facility responsible for treating and monitoring S.M. water supply; discussion topics include: water storage, distribution and consumption; ground water contamination; treatment technology, monitoring and delivery procedure. Technical. Middle School - High School.
  • City of Santa Monica - Water Treatment
    1228 So. Bundy, Los Angeles
    phone: 310.458.8584 

Urban Forest - TreePeople

Experience the healthy benefits of the forest at TreePeople’s headquarters in Coldwater Canyon Park. More than 70,000 people visit our park each year to explore, learn and renew. Highlights include: trails for hiking and biking, a picnic area, and the Center for Community Forestry, with demonstrations on how trees, people and technology can add up to a sustainable L.A.
  • 12601 Mulholland Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    phone: 818.753.4620 x859
    website: TreePeople
Last updated: Tuesday, 06/04/2019

The Library Goes Sustainable All Over!

Whether you are a professional or student researcher, or just a parent trying to get through another science project for your child, the Library's collection has hundreds of sustainable selections. The Library itself is a phenomenal green story. 


Guided Learning Opportunities at the Santa Monica Pier

Parents and teachers - take advantage of a wide range of award-winning lesson plans built around the dynamic activities available at the Santa Monica Pier. These curricula for students from K thru 12 cover everything from history to science to health to career-building and more. Check it out!
Santa Monica Pier Curriculum


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1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-2213 · TTY (310) 917-6626