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Students gain a greater understanding of the world around them in a natural and beautiful California mountain environment. Trees replace classroom walls as we get outside to learn by exploring trails, shooting arrows, building shelters and more. Students experience a deeper connection to the natural world through interactions with animals at our Nature Center, and create deeper human connections with each other as nature replaces technology.
ANIMAL SURVIVOR1 Class Session (1.5 hours)
ART IN NATURE1 Class Session (1.5 hours)
EXTENDED DAY HIKE
Students gain the knowledge, skills and comfort level needed to hike in the wilderness by exploring the San Bernardino National Forest. They receive appropriate gear and supplies to prepare them for this 3-hour excursion. Students explore several different types of environments and are rewarded with sweeping views. Teachers can choose the focus of each hike.
ORIENTEERING1 Class Session (1.5 hours)
Students find their sense of direction by embarking on an expedition. They learn how to navigate through the forest using compasses and coordinates. By the conclusion of this course, students understand the various skills involved in planning travel from point A to point B.
OUTDOOR SKILLS2 Class Sessions (3 hours)
FOREST ECOLOGY2 Class Sessions (3 hours)
DAY HIKE1 Class Session (1.5 hours)
In this introduction to modern hiking ethics, students learn eco-responsible philosophies such as “Leave No Trace.” Each school selects their focus for a hike, such as visiting our Nature Center or Greenhouse, shortened versions of our Forest Ecology and Outdoor Skills classes, birding or one of our many other fun-filled options.
ARCHERY1 Class Session (1.5 hours)
Learn about the history and mechanics of archery, one of the oldest arts and means for survival. Students are introduced to the basic physics of a bow and arrow, as well as the proper handling of this ancient device. Armed with this knowledge, they participate in target shooting.