Ventura County Reading Association
promoting literacy for all
Study Trip Links
Perched on a mountaintop with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, valleys and the Pacific Ocean, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is one of California's most beautiful and unique destinations.   LINK
Founded in 1913, The Museum of Ventura County, has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, educating and celebrating since. Our collections, exhibitions and educational programs are designed to inspire curiosity and conversations about the past and the stories of who we are and what makes us unique.   LINK
The California Oil Museum annually hosts 10,000 visitors, including over 4,000 students taking tours and participating in our hands-on Earth Science workshops through our established Education Programs.   LINK
Underwood Family Farms strongly believes in the importance of education for our young. We strive to make learning fun and hands-on so that what they learn on the farm will stay with them. Children of all ages can enjoy an outdoor learning environment filled with new secrets and discoveries. We offer several different types of Education Tours and Farm Camp for ages 4 - 14.   LINK
Students in the Exotic Animal Training and Management program are required to be at America's Teaching Zoo most days, including weekends when we are open to the public. This requirement is in addition to the long hours and days spent working with and caring for the animals, and attending classes. Our Zoo has almost 200 different animals, and the students are responsible for most of the care, feeding and well-being of the animals, under close faculty and staff supervision.   LINK
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was.   LINK
The Gardens of the World became a reality when Ed and Lynn Hogan, founders of Pleasant Holidays, decided to build a striking monument to commemorate the various cultures of the world. Their motivation was simple: to give something back to the community where they live and conduct their highly successful business, and the desire to share with others their travel experiences and the beauty they have seen during their travels around the world.   LINK
Discover the wonders of ocean life at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Located on historic Stearns Wharf, this highly interactive marine education facility offers you close encounters with marine animals from the Santa Barbara Channel. LINK
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through
our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.   LINK
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - Artifacts and Stories show and tell the adventurous history of man’s discovery and exploration of the Santa Barbara Channel.  LINK
The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans.  LINK
Founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782, San Buenaventura Mission is the ninth and last mission consecrated by Saint Junipero Serra. Named in honor of Saint Bonaventure (1221-1274: Cardinal and Doctor of the Church), it is known as the "Mission by the Sea".  LINK