SFUSD Environmental Science Center Programming for 2014-15 by Lisa Wojcik, Program Director, SFUSD Environmental Science Center WojcikL@sfusd.edu
The SFUSD Environmental Science Center’s coastal landscape serves as the students' laboratory. The first day of programming, students participate in upland hiking and science theme exploration. Their second day focuses on sandy beach and ocean theme exploration. Day hikes and exploration are supported by SFUSD naturalists. Evenings are spent notebooking and processing daytime experiences, cooking dinner together, participating in a campfire circle, and investigating the landscape through night hikes and science activities. Classes are provided with tent or indoor sleeping options.
In addition, free day-programming is available for K-8 teachers at our coastal Fort Funston location. Programming is tailored to your classroom needs, with middle school students working in partnership with the Parks Conservancy Native Plant Nursery at Fort Funston.
For more information, check out photos of our programs in action, a sample schedule, and facility information on our website.
K-8 Day Programming
Apply here for 2014-2015: Day Trip Application Form
If you are a 6-12 teacher interested in bringing your students on an overnight science experiential program, the following fee-for service partners work to support SFUSD classrooms, often scholarships may be available:
- Camping in the Presidio: Upcoming teacher training dates: Aug. 13–14 (Tuesday–Wednesday) Sept. 13–14 (Saturday–Sunday).
- Bay Area Wilderness Training: Gear lending library, wilderness first aid training, and trip-leading workshops (see below).
- Outdoor Hostel Adventures: Call for booking, scholarships available for SFUSD classrooms.
- YMCA Point Bonita: Call for booking, scholarships available for SFUSD classrooms (see additional opportunity below).
- NatureBridge: Golden Gate: Call for bookings, scholarships available for SFUSD classrooms.