Outdoor Environmental Education Program
Elementary and K-8 Schools

Principal Bulletin Informational

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for your 4th-7th grade students to have a STEM education experience in a hands-on, outdoor environment.

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and the American River Parkway Foundation are teaming up to conduct an Outdoor Environmental Education Program tied to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Environmental Principles Concepts (EP&Cs).  
 
This program consists of a half-day camp and will take place at The Campfire Site at River Bend Park in Rancho Cordova, along the American River.  
 
Students will focus on many of the following topics, depending on need and/or season:

  • History of the American River Parkway
  • Engineering Design
  • Open Grassland Environments/Habitats
  • Macro Invertebrates (aquatic insects)
  • Human Impact

 Program details:

  • FREE to Title I schools, $600 per camp day for other sites
  • School is responsible for transportation and chaperones
  • Includes all materials, instruction, bottled water, and snack for each student
  • Schedule a field trip February through June 2020
  • Hours, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
  • Encourage students to bring lunch and eat on site

Please download the flyer to share with others who may be interested.

If you are a returning school, we are able to adapt, modify, as well as engage your students in a new set of outdoor education activities.

If you are interested in having your students attend the Outdoor Environmental Education Program, please contact Relda Yeoman at (916) 228-2222 or ryeoman@scoe.net.