In Person Field trips return in 2023

For many years, FODR has been hosting field trips for 7th grade students in the Escondido Union School District. Our 7th grade field trips resumed in the spring of 2023.

When COVID 19 necessitated the cancellation of trips in 2021 and 2022, we were determined to come up with an alternative. Thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters, our terrific working relationship with the City of Escondido’s Park Rangers, the expertise and skills of some very talented professionals, and the unwavering dedication of our volunteers, we’ve created this “Virtual Field Trip” series consisting of 21 educational videos below:

To celebrate the creation of Daley Ranch Connections, the Virtual 7th Grade Educational Field Trip video series, key participants gathered at Dixon Lake to receive thumb drives of their presentations. FODR extends a huge thank you not only to the City Rangers and other presenters, but also to Ryan Video Productions. The project was made possible through the generosity of the San Diego Foundation and the Escondido Community Foundation. Standing left to right: Ranger Greg Gould, Diania Caudell (Luiseno Native American), Superintendent Chris Krstevski, Ranger Gregg Anderson, Ranger Robert Leriget, Ranger Jose Gutierrez, FODR member and docent Rick Mercurio, plant expert James Dillane, and Fred Woods (educational director for FODR), seated Chris Ryan (videographer).