Learning in nature’s classroom
Every year our fifth grade class has the opportunity to learn hands-on science in one of the world’s most stunning geologic wonders. A five-day residential outdoor science program is led by experienced educators. Here are some highlights of their trip...
- A classroom like no other: Students hike through the dramatic landscapes of Yosemite, explore ancient groves of giant sequoias, ski across snowy meadows, and challenge themselves to reach the tops of waterfalls.
- Inquiry-based learning: Students explore the geologic history of the Sierra Nevada; engage in field research projects and bond with their fellow classmates through the process.
- Inspired to action: Students are empowered to see how their actions impact their community and the world around them through service learning projects, such as removing invasive species that threaten biodiversity in the Park.