Field Study Program

Nothing quite brings learning to life like an expert visiting the class, or the students visiting museums and events. McDowell has a rich array of field studies to support and extend the classroom experiences. From Kreepy Kreatures and Captain Carl, who bring Animals for the younger students to experience to the full day activities at The Ocean Institute, Museum of Latin American Art, Centennial Farm, Bowers Museum, and the Discovery Cube. In fact, we offer over 25 different field studies each year. These culminate in our overnight studies in Sacramento/Gold Country and Science Camp/Catalina Island Marine Institute for our oldest students.

Thanks to the incredible support of our Parent Support Group, these field studies have been paid for or significantly subsidized for the past several years, including transportation when needed.