Our Environmental Education program gives elementary and secondary school students first-hand exposure to science and character development during a 1-5 day experience. Students increase their understanding of the world around them while hiking in nature, digging in the soil to witness decomposition, testing oxygen levels in our creek, and recording observations in their journals.
Westminster Woods' Teacher Naturalists are dedicated professionals committed to supporting Next Generation Science Standards through inquiry and observation, and the enrichment of students' lives through adventure and discovery. We maintain small group sizes to maximize the learning experience.
Areas of Study:
- Redwood Forest Ecology
- Marine Science & Tidepooling
- Watershed & Stream Ecology
- Conservation & Restoration Ecology
- Challenge Course & Team Building
Key Science Practices and Concepts:
- Observe processes, patterns and cycles
- Ask questions and conduct investigations
- Analyze, Interpret and communicate findings
Westminster Woods' Challenge Course is offered as an optional program feature in which students develop problem-solving and team-building skills. School groups may choose to include low or high elements, or both. Our facilitators provide expert guidance and help students connect lessons to daily life, learn to trust others, and discover new strengths within themselves.