Wow, I can't believe that the season is over! In 12 short weeks we went from icy winter to abundant spring and had the opportunity to watch our natural areas change in so many amazing ways! This was our first time doing a full session of day only programs and while it had some unexpected challenges, all in all, it was a roaring success! We ended up serving 8,578 6th grade students and 218 High School Student Leaders. Each week we visited 2 of our Outdoor School sites (Cedar Ridge & Trickle Creek), in addition to dozens of different schools, and over 15 regional parks and natural areas!
Our lessons centered around connecting with the natural world, nature journaling, observation, lots of games, and of course an energetic campfire whenever possible. Our students were thoughtful and engaging and so glad to be doing experiential activities in the outdoors, after two years of navigating school during a pandemic.
We are hopeful that this will be our final season in an alternative Outdoor School format and we look forward to returning to residential programs again in fall! Thank you to everyone who has supported Outdoor Schools during these past two years, especially our partner school districts, our High School Student Leaders, and our wonderful, dedicated staff.
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to connecting again in the fall!