Our Newest Supporter We’d like to thank the Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation for their philanthropic contribution to help Exploring New Horizons eliminate barriers and create pathways of equitable access for students coming from underserved schools to attend outdoor school. The Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to individuals, groups, and institutions whose..
Since the beginning of January, Exploring New Horizons at Sempervirens is now hosting students at our new home at Camp Krem. Seeing groups of students laughing, learning, and exploring, you would never think that anything about Sempervirens has changed. Program Director Asa “Chert” Deane attributes the success of the smooth transition to the Sempervirens naturalist..
Exploring New Horizons would like to thank one of our newest supporters, the Safeway Foundation. By partnering with Safeway Foundation, ENH is able to reach more low income kids in areas that are served by Safeway stores. Safeway is “dedicated to bettering the lives of people in our neighborhoods.” Now these students will have an..
Over the coming weeks we’d like to share some memories of current and former Sempervirens staff. Second in this series is by Jessica “Jupiter” Parsons, who was Program Director at Sempervirens from 2000-2002. Here’s her story… Reflecting on Sempervirens I can’t believe it’s been 17 years since Don called me to ask if I would..
Over the coming weeks we’d like to share some memories of current and former Sempervirens staff. The first in this series is by Jacob Sackin, who was Program Director at Sempervirens from 2007-2013. Jacob is currently serving as a member on the Board of Directors, sharing his talents and experience with Exploring New Horizons. Here..
Early this summer, State Parks notified Exploring New Horizons that they would not be renewing our lease at Sempervirens. This news was obviously disappointing, as we have provided seventeen years of quality outdoor education to thousands of students on this beautiful and unique site. The memories and traditions that the staff, teachers, counselors, and students..
Exploring New Horizons joins Sports Basement as a Basementeer beneficiary! What is a Basementeer? Sports Basement will donate 10% of annual profits back to schools and charities. This amount is dispersed among all schools and charities based on the shopping of Basementeers and their favorite selection as they compare to one another. In addition..
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are an exciting nationally developed framework for science education that is currently being implemented in California primary and secondary schools. NGSS concepts taught by naturalists at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools provide experiential learning with hands-on activities to support teachers in the classroom. These new learning standards greatly increase..
[Photo by Joshua “Bobcat” Stacy] Learning how to identify organisms and ask questions about the natural world around us does not just have to take place at Outdoor School! One of the things that students find most inspiring about being part of Exploring New Horizons, is seeing and learning about the many interesting plants and..
On Dec. 10, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA includes language that, for the first time, supports opportunities to provide students with environmental education and hand-on, field-based learning experiences. Under the new bill, environmental education is eligible for funding through federal grants to the states. Our friends at the..