Field trips

Meher strives to provide mixed grade level learning experiences outside the walls of our classrooms through our outdoor education trips. We utilize outdoor education programs to challenge students physically, intellectually and socially.

Our outdoor field trips are coordinated through Naturalists at Large. Naturalists at Large is the leading outdoor and environmental education group in California. Since 1985, have provided outdoor education programs for tens of thousands of students from over two hundred schools. NAL have introduced students to environments as diverse as the pygmy forest of Sonoma, the Giant Forest of Sequoia, the spring wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert, and giant kelp forests of Santa Catalina Island’s waters.

Naturalist at Large pride themselves on their ability to facilitate outdoor programs that are exciting and fun, while giving students an understanding of the beauty and diversity of our planet. They are committed to teaching people of all ages the skills to be at ease in the outdoors, and to come to a better understanding of the Western ecosystems: mountains, deserts, and seashores.


The Huntington, San Marino


Camp Surf, Imperial Beach

YMCA Camp Surf’s Coastal Marine Studies Center features hand-on learning that reinforces traditional classroom studies in a spectacular coastal site. Camp Surf creates a hunger for learning in students and also fosters the growth of:
• Creating a personal sense of stewardship for our world
• Respect for other children
• Appreciation of unique differences and abilities of each student
• An understanding of the inter-relationships of our marine ecosystem

Camp Surf-Take 2


Pathfinder Ranch, Idyllwild

Nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains at 4,500 feet, Pathfinder Ranch is beautifully situated on 72 acres of Jeffrey Pine forest and Chaparral -- an ideal setting for all types of outdoor activities. Pathfinder provides unique and challenging experiences for students, allowing them to gain confidence and self-esteem while developing a greater appreciation for the natural environment.


The Broad Museum, Los Angeles


United Nations, New York


Abalone Cove, Palos Verdes