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Healthy Earth, Healthy Bodies

Healthy Earth, Healthy Bodies is an elementary school field trip program run by Sonoma County Regional Parks which focuses on connecting students with where their food comes from and how that affects both their own health and the health of the environment. Field trips provide the opportunity for learning in context, showcasing the value of parks in the community. Each Healthy Earth, Healthy Bodies field trip includes rotating in small groups through a thematic hike, visit with the farm animals, activities in the garden, and a science lesson on a relevant topic based on grade-level California State Science and Health Standards.

Accepted to the Portfolio: August 2016

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn about how growing food connects to their health and the health of the environment
  • Have a positive association with spending time in nature
  • Voice positive attitudes towards nature and healthy choices during closing circle
  • Demonstrate content knowledge

Long Term Outcomes

Community and environmental engagement:

  • Participants will lead healthier lives and adopt life-long healthy eating and exercise habits
  • Increased advocacy will guide food and land use policies toward sustainable practice
  • Participants will grow into environmental stewards and the next generation of Parks users
  • Participants will deepen their study of science and move into careers in science or become citizen scientists
  • Increased support for legislative efforts that protect and fund parks and open space

Target Population


  • Early Childhood (0 - 5)
  • Childhood (6 - 11)

Service Area

  • Southwest (District 2)