In 2016, Cal-Wood provided environmental education to more children than ever before! Cal-Wood built upon our legacy of providing environmental and STEM education using our pristine 1200 acres as our outdoor classroom. As our expert staff leads children through hands-on, field-based exploration of local plants, animals, fire ecology, forestry, geology, and pond ecosystems, they gain a greater appreciation of the environment and the tools tobecome future stewards of the earth.
Science-based Environmental Education for Schools
3908 students engaged in environmental and STEM education during a 3-day, 2-night immersive experience held at Cal-Wood’s mountain site. We provided 1,648 low-income students $72,167 in scholarship assistance. Read the 2016 evaluation results.
401 summer campers ages 8-18 enjoyed a week immersed in nature at Cal-Wood where they explore trails, fish the ponds, backpack and camp, complete service projects, and sing around the campfire. 41 children from low-income families received $19,000 in scholarship assistance.
80 Latino families representing 381 people joined Cal-Wood’s bilingual staff to hike, fish, stargaze, practice archery, learn survival skills, play team building games, and sing around the campfire at Cal-Wood. For many, Cal-Wood is their first camping experience.
Construction on Meckley Lodge began in 2016 and was completed in 2017. This bunkhouse and classroom will increase Cal-Wood’s capacity to serve more children and adults – and will provide a better experience for all!