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Exploring Nature's Wonders: Sixth Grade Adventures at Science Camp

Exploring Nature's Wonders: Sixth Grade Adventures at Science Camp
Exploring Nature's Wonders: Sixth Grade Adventures at Science Camp

Oakwood School’s Sixth Grade students recently returned from an incredible week-long adventure at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The students attended an outdoor environmental science program with NatureBridge, designed to reinforce the middle school science curriculum. The program offered students the opportunity to engage in inclusive, hands-on learning experiences in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most pristine coastal locations. 

The students participated in several hikes during the week including a mile-long solo hike, a night hike,  and a very difficult group hike to Hawks Hill, where "The Juice is Worth the Squeeze" became their motto. In addition, they gained exclusive access to the SF lighthouse, a historic landmark closed to the general public. The students also immersed themselves in a marine biology lab, where they marveled at the wonders of underwater life. 

NatureBridge, a non-profit environmental education organization, has been leading educational programs in national parks for over 50 years. Their mission is to connect young people to the natural world and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

The sixth-grade students from Oakwood embraced this mission wholeheartedly. The students were able to learn about and appreciate the unique ecosystem of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as well as develop their teamwork and leadership skills through various challenges and activities.

The trip was deemed a great success by both the students and the faculty who accompanied them. The program provided a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and allowed the students to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting.

6th Grade Golden Gate Science Camp photo album