Oct. 7 marked the grand opening of the Warner Springs Outdoor Academic Experience, a program that gives students an opportunity to reinforce classroom learning in a hands-on manner.
The program offers a full day of outdoor learning activities including agricultural, earth and environmental sciences, and California and Native American history for grades K-8.
Students from the All Tribes Charter School teamed up with the Warner Springs first- and second-graders to tour the hot springs and the history museum at the Warner Springs Ranch. Warner High School students and other volunteers gave a variety of presentations on topics such as worm composting, leather branding and animal behavior.
Other activities that students participated in included panning for gold, digging for fossils and learning to gather and plant acorns. They have also been cleaning and repairing all Warner educational facilities, in addition to building the life-size rocking horse out of actual horse shoes. Other volunteers have been helping with the set up and serving of lunch.
Warner High School thanks Pat Phelps, Ranchita Realty, Neighborhood Realty, Drake Enterprises, Duarte Nursery, Home Depot, Warner Springs Community Resource Center, San Diego County ROP, Lucia’s Essentials, The Julian Art Gallery, Mountain Oaks Trading Post and Dudley’s Gift Shop for making the program possible.