Where did you grow up? I grew up in Columbia, Missouri and Kansas City. Where did you work before you landed at Exploring New Horizons? I worked as Manager of Strategy & Development for New Teacher Center, an educational non-profit that provides high-quality mentoring and professional development for teachers and principals. How did you enjoy..
Multidisciplinary Environmental Education for your Classroom
The California Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is a statewide effort to make environmental literacy an important focus throughout California. This program is providing teachers with multidisciplinary curriculum and teaching materials for the classroom. These materials teach environmental education through the lens of traditional subjects like history, language arts and science. The California Education..
Student Letters from the Heart
Dear Naturalist, Thank you for inviting us to your fabulous camp. I learned so much about nature and food waste. I told my family about food waste and now we are all tying to eat everything we put on our plates. I didn’t really like being in the woods, but now I love it. I..
Take your family on a camping adventure!
Here are some tips to make your family camping trip safe and successful: Decide on your activities and pick a location Think about what you would like to enjoy on your trip and then do some research. Do you want to explore caves and see California Condors? Check out Pinnacles National Park! Looking for a..
Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation
Our Newest Supporter We’d like to thank the Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation for their philanthropic contribution to help Exploring New Horizons eliminate barriers and create pathways of equitable access for students coming from underserved schools to attend outdoor school. The Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to individuals, groups, and institutions whose..
New Home for Sempervirens!
Since the beginning of January, Exploring New Horizons at Sempervirens is now hosting students at our new home at Camp Krem. Seeing groups of students laughing, learning, and exploring, you would never think that anything about Sempervirens has changed. Program Director Asa “Chert” Deane attributes the success of the smooth transition to the Sempervirens naturalist..
The Safeway Foundation Partners with ENH
Exploring New Horizons would like to thank one of our newest supporters, the Safeway Foundation. By partnering with Safeway Foundation, ENH is able to reach more low income kids in areas that are served by Safeway stores. Safeway is “dedicated to bettering the lives of people in our neighborhoods.” Now these students will have an..
Sempervirens Memories – Jessica Parsons
Over the coming weeks we’d like to share some memories of current and former Sempervirens staff. Second in this series is by Jessica “Jupiter” Parsons, who was Program Director at Sempervirens from 2000-2002. Here’s her story… Reflecting on Sempervirens I can’t believe it’s been 17 years since Don called me to ask if I would..
Sempervirens Memories – Jacob Sackin
Over the coming weeks we’d like to share some memories of current and former Sempervirens staff. The first in this series is by Jacob Sackin, who was Program Director at Sempervirens from 2007-2013. Jacob is currently serving as a member on the Board of Directors, sharing his talents and experience with Exploring New Horizons. Here..
Sempervirens Site Announcement: Changes Ahead
Early this summer, State Parks notified Exploring New Horizons that they would not be renewing our lease at Sempervirens. This news was obviously disappointing, as we have provided seventeen years of quality outdoor education to thousands of students on this beautiful and unique site. The memories and traditions that the staff, teachers, counselors, and students..