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CSDA 2020 Field Trip Grant 

Local 4th through 8th grade students can win a field trip to visit a local Special District! 

The San Diego Chapter of the California Special District Association (CSDA) is awarding two grants to fund a classroom field trip for 4th through 8th grade students to the Special District of your choice selected from the list of local Special Districts listed below.  The award includes up to $800 to cover the cost of up to two buses to transport students from the winning classroom.  Click on the link below to download the brochure or call Brent Reyes at (760) 597-3107 for more information.

 CSDA 2020 Field Trip Grant Brochure


This year, choose one from the following Special Districts field trip destinations: 

CSA No. 135 Public Safety Group - Palomar Mountain

Fire suppression is not the only firefighting work done by southern California mountain camps like this one. Come see the dramatic views from the Boucher Fire Tower, which makes this an excellent spot for a fire lookout. 

Leucadia Wastewater District - Carlsbad

This wastewater agency protects public health, the Batiquitos Lagoon and our local beaches through responsible and efficient infrastructure maintenance. Come see live demonstrations on how they use specific tools, technology and vehicles to accomplish this. 

Olivenhain Municipal Water District - Rancho Bernardo

What exactly happens to the water that goes down a drain in a building or home? Come take a look at the 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility and find out how waste water is recycled and used to reduce demands on potable water. 

Padre Dam - Santee

We turn on our faucets and safe, clean drinking water flows out. But where does this water come from? Where does it go after it’s used? Come learn how Padre Dam recycles its water at the East County Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility 

Rincon Municipal Water & Fire District - Escondido

You can’t fight fire without water. Come visit a fire district and water district all in one. Meet with firefighters behind the scenes with a fire station tour and then see the water system that provides essential firefighting water. 

San Miguel Fire District - Spring Valley

Educating the community about wildfire protection and fire safety is an important part of protecting people, homes, and open space. Come learn from firefighters what you need to know to stay safe and see the equipment used to fight fires. 

Santa Fe Irrigation District - Rancho Santa Fe

Water is life - without it, people, plants, and animals would not exist. Come learn how water is treated for human consumption, and transported to homes and businesses from the R.E. Badger Filtration Plant. 

Sweetwater Authority - South Bay

Interested in learning more about how we provide our customers with safe and reliable water? Come see our surface water treatment plant or groundwater desalination facility. After a visit to one of these premises, you will learn what it takes to get clean water to your tap! 

Water Conservation Garden - El Cajon

This East County gem is an important educational resource for environmental and conservation programs throughout the county with over six acres of displays including a native butterfly pavilion. Hosted by Helix Water District.