School Programs

Westminster Woods offers exceptional Environmental Education and Challenge Course programs for primary and secondary students. Our facility is nestled in 200 acres of a coastal redwood forest in Sonoma County, a short drive from the Pacific Ocean. Dutch Bill Creek, a Coho salmon habitat, flows through our campus and provides unique, hands-on learning opportunities. Challenge Course Canyon offers 13 high elements under the redwood canopy.

We offer three program types: those focused on Environmental Science and Education; those devoted to Character Development that focus on teambuilding initiatives and our high ropes course; and programs that combine the best of our Environmental Science and Character Development initiatives.

Our Teacher Naturalists are dedicated professionals committed to supporting Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards through inquiry, observation, adventure, and discovery. We maintain small group sizes to maximize the learning experience and encourage reflection and growth.

           

Areas of Study:

  • Redwood Forest Ecology
  • Stream & Watershed Ecology
  • Marine Science & Tidepooling       
  • Conservation & Restoration Ecology
  • Challenge Course & Teambuilding

    

 

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"By the time they got back Friday afternoon, they were exhausted, but still giggling and glowing from a few days away from their normally hectic lives."