Field Trips and Activities

Field Trip Opportunities


"Nothing beats an exciting hands-on experience to deepen learning. The magic of a field trip isn't just the subject. It's the break in routine and adventure that opens up children's minds to new things" - Anonymous


The flexibility of student schedules in the Personalized Learning Model at Dimensions allows for an emphasis on experiential learning. In fact, DCS encourages you to tap into the wide range of field trip opportunities available to you in this diverse community. We believe that field trips are valuable learning experiences that can: 


  • Expose students to new experiences and can increase interest and engagement in science regardless of prior interest in a topic. 1 
  • Result in affective gains such as more positive feelings toward a topic. 2 
  • Are experiences that can be recalled and useful long after a visit. 3 

Upcoming Field Trips

Please log on to your Parent Square account to register for field trips.


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For Questions about field trips, please contact Traci Lockman


September 2019

Kit Carson Park

Family Hike

Friday, September 13th

10:30 am

3333 Bear Valley Parkway Escondido, CA

Meet at Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Sculpture Garden

No RSVP needed

Parking is Free


October 2019

A Morning of Mad Science


9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Mission Valley Learning Center

4646 Mission Gorge Place

San Diego, CA 

All DCS families are welcome to attend. 


November 2019

Discovery Lab at the Birch Aquarium

Grades 6-12

Friday, November 8th

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Squid Dissection

2300 Expedition

La Jolla, CA


Curriculum Guide


December 2019

Nutcracker Ballet

Friday, December 13th

11:00 am

Poway Center for Performing Arts

14598 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064

RSVP on Parent Square

Curriculum Guide


January 2020

Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Wednesday, January 15th

12:00 p.m.

Attention ALL  6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students

Mission Valley Learning Center

4646 Mission Gorge Place

San Diego, CA  92120


To register as a participant, complete form below:


Registered students will receive practice spelling lists.

Winners from Dimensions Collaborative advance

to the 51st annual San Diego Union-Tribune

Countywide Spelling Bee on March 19th. 

Please note: Younger students may participate but cannot advance to the countywide spelling bee; only 6th, 7th and 8th graders advance.


 Spelling Bee Flyer




February  2020

Meet the Author

Scott Sussman

Wednesday, February 12th

1:00 p.m.

Broadway Learning Center

1800 Broadway 

Escondido, CA


 author study


Heart Event

Friday, February 26th

1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

Mission Valley Learning Center

4646 Mission Gorge Place

San Diego, CA




March 2020

March 23rd-25th 

Astro Camp: Canceled





April 2020

Cherry Cove: Canceled

March 30th – April 1st


Fox Landing: Canceled

March 30th - April 3rd






1. (Kisiel, 2005; Bonderup Dohn, 2011)
2. (Csikszentmihalyi & Hermanson, 1995; Nadelson & Jordan, 2012)
3. (Salmi, 2003; Falk & Dierking, 1997; Wolins, Jensen, & Ulzheimer, 1992)