Fall semester at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools is under way and began with two amazing weeks at both the Loma Mar and Sempervirens site. 149 students from Montair and KI Jones schools enjoyed 5 days of hands-on science beside the Pescadero Creek, learning about geology, redwood ecology, and marsh ecosystems at ENH Loma Mar. 80 students at the Sempervirens site, from Pleasant Hill Elementary, spent time at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz and helped feed chickens and goats in the garden.
ENH’s approach to teaching seeks to educate the whole person. From eating and growing healthy foods, drinking and conserving clean water, to citizenship, community, art, music, and appreciating the natural world, students who attend outdoor school are reminded that they are part of a larger human family connected to everything else. We work together to build a sustainable life style that can be supported by the planet.
Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools welcomes a number of new naturalists this year, eager to teach, inspire, and empower Bay Area youth through discovery oriented, unplugged, nature education. We look forward to another exciting year in the Santa Cruz Mountains under the shade of Big Red!