The San Mateo County's homepage featured an article in The Daily Journal on the field trip the South San Francisco-based Baden Continuation High School took to the Wilderness School's White Hawk Ropes Course on San Bruno Mountain.
As I read the article, I was taken with the uniqueness of this program run by the Wilderness School. You see, as part of this one semester program offered through Jefferson Union High School District, 10th through 12th graders can learn to be facilitators on the White Hawk Challenge course and work with students and groups from other schools and agencies.
Long time Project Adventure friend and experiential education advocate, Reno Taini, created The Wilderness School program by bringing the concept of project-based learning and wilderness education to life. The programs cornerstone is the concept of "learning", "doing", "reflecting" and then "internalizing" learning. In existence since 1967, the curriculum and outcomes of The Wilderness School are as relevant today as they were then.
To learn how your educators and counselors can bring components of a program similar to The Wilderness School to your school or agency, contact Project Adventure - the leading in advancing active learning since 1971.
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