Local K-12 classes (e.g., Aliso School in the Carpinteria Unified School District and Washington School in the Santa Barbara School District) either take field trips to the Reserve and/or receive talks and slide shows by Reserve personnel. Local recreation and youth groups such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Junior Life Guards include the reserve in their educational programs. Many organizations, including the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History lead trips to Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve as part of their educational programs. Class sizes range from 10 to 30 or more. The reserve provides a broad spectrum of educational opportunities relating to biological, cultural, and other resources.