TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Cal-Wood’s Science-Based Environmental Education Programs are residential, outdoor immersion programs for students of all ages. With each school, Cal-Wood education staff partner with visiting teachers to tailor a specific set of learning objectives that are relevant to the needs of the students, and support STEM learning objectives. Cal-Wood’s 1,200-acre pristine classroom provides hands-on learning experiences to students of all ages in all curricular areas. For example, students can learn math, science, and critical thinking, and issue analysis skills by collecting and processing data about the effects of pine beetles on trees, soil, and water.In all programming, Cal-Wood incorporates best practices in environmental and STEM education, breaks down socio-economic barriers for nature-based learning, innovates strategies to best engage linguistically diverse students, and models conservation and stewardship.
CAL-WOOD: COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
We customize our programming to meet the needs of the teachers and students that we work with.
We hire professional educators with years of experience working with diverse learners.
We own a 1,200 acre outdoor classroom and utilize each diverse ecosystem within our programming.
We train our educators in Sheltered Instruction best practices in order to better serve ESL students.
“They were engaged and able to share a lot of what they learned. Students who usually don’t flourish in the classroom blossomed at Cal-Wood.”
“The overnight experience, with a night hike, gives all the kids special bonding time that they might not get as a group anywhere else!”
“It opened my students’ eyes to a Colorado that most of them would not normally get to see.”