We hope everyone’s 2014 is off to a fantastic start, and we are ringing in the New Year with a renewed sense of energy and purpose for the important work we do at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools. Thankfully, the extraordinary benefits of outdoor education for children – to the young person’s mind, body, temperament,..
Several times a year, Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools invite friends and families of the organization to join us for Exploring Beyond adventures. Last month, Exploring Beyond hosted a guided exploration of the tidepools at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Participants gathered for an exceptionally sunny afternoon with a low tide of -0.4 ft, one of..
Exploring New Horizon Outdoor Schools believe that every child deserves to experience the magic of discovery and the joy of learning in the natural world. Your tax-deductible gift makes a lasting life-long impression in these children’s lives. Investing in their future is the best gift you an give. Please give generously today. Our programs introduce..
A typical Monday at Outdoor school can include a lot of surprised faces. Surprised that the food is so good, surprised that the cabins are warm, surprised that they’re having such a good time within minutes of stepping off the bus. However, something that can come just as shocking to the 5th and 6th grade..
Pigeon Point is wrapping up its largest fall program ever this week! Our site traditionally ran January through June but we have been adding more and more schools in the fall to accommodate all of the students and teachers who want to come to the lighthouse, explore the tide pools and meet the northern elephant..
By Joshua “Bobcat” Stacy This summer, I plan to hike from Canada to Mexico along the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for the Exploring New Horizons Scholarship Fund. No student should be denied the chance to attend Exploring New Horizons because of financial constraints. Too many times I have heard teachers express..
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At Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools, one of our main focuses is fostering connections. Whether it is those between students, counselors, teachers, naturalists, or even our link with non humans, we suggest the idea that everything is connected. Once this awareness is brought into consciousness, our students realize that they are an integral part of..
Fall semester at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools is under way and began with two amazing weeks at both the Loma Mar and Sempervirens site. 149 students from Montair and KI Jones schools enjoyed 5 days of hands-on science beside the Pescadero Creek, learning about geology, redwood ecology, and marsh ecosystems at ENH Loma Mar…
The Big Idea in Education This past December an opportunity came across my desk – The Big Ideas Fest 2011. I’ll be honest at first glance I wasn’t sure what it was about, but the ideas piqued my curiosity. The email talked of coming together to solve issues facing students and educators today. I was..