WOLF School Educates Local PVUSD and MCOE Students in 2017 STEM Summer Camp Programs

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Beginning in June, Web of Life Field (WOLF) School began teaching educational programs modeled after their successful outdoor science school lessons during both Pajaro Valley Unified School District’s and the Monterey County Office of Education’s respective 2017 STEM Summer Camps.

Homebased in the stunning Santa Cruz Mountains at Little Basin Cabins and Campgrounds, part of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, WOLF School is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiring, educational outdoor experiences for K-12th grade students and teachers at campuses throughout California. (Locations include the Sierra foothills, Sonoma, Santa Cruz area, and Southern California.) Ranging from the traditional California science camp, to California living history education, to teambuilding retreats, WOLF School’s programs maintain the highest educational standards—programs are California State Standards-based, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned, and are designed to enhance classroom curriculum through hands-on experiential learning.

WOLF School annually serves approximately 3,500 California students, but the majority come from schools in the San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento areas. As such, when opportunities arose to educate students in their own Monterey Bay backyard, WOLF School eagerly applied for the chance.

Through local educator networks WOLF School discovered that both Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) were offering 2017 STEM Summer Camps to elementary students in their districts, but needed more educators to teach during the camps. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has long been integrated into programs provided by WOLF School,…

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