Wells Fargo Scholars

Science and wilderness exploration for Central Valley youth

The Wells Fargo Scholars program, generously funded by a grant from the Northern and Central California Region of the Wells Fargo Foundation, gives students from Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties an opportunity to attend NatureBridge’s Summer Field Research Course in Yosemite National Park.

Students have the chance to receive a full or partial scholarship based on the strength of their application, recommendations from supportive educators and community leaders, and the individual’s financial need.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted or all sessions are filled. 

Instructions for applying for a Wells Fargo Scholarhips are included in the application form linked below.

Application Form

Recommendation Form

 

Nature in the Classroom: Island Stories of Hope Camping PD

This two-day overnight camping workshop on Santa Cruz Island at Scorpion Anchorage for fourth through 12th grade teachers is focused on lessons about successful conservation measures undertaken for Channel Islands fox and marine protected areas. 

While hiking the beautiful trails and taking in the amazing ocean views, teachers will learn real-world stories of hope in conservation, management and recovery efforts at the Channel Islands National Park. Lessons will be presented on teh trail in this incredible natural setting -- all in one amazing weekend! 

Program Includes:

  • Ready-to-use lessons and resources for the classroom
  • Lessons target 4th - 12th grade standards, with exploration of NGSS inclusions
  • All meals and most camping equipment (some assembly required)
  • Round-trip ferry ticket and possible whale or dolphin sightings
  • Exploration of environmental education pedagogies
  • Best-practice sharing
  • Presentation on NatureBridge programming
  • Special program discounts

When: Tuesday, June 24, 8 a.m. to Wednesday, June 25 6 p.m.

Where: Starts and ends at Ventura Harbor. Camping takes place on Santa Cruz Island at Scorpion Anchorag

Cost: $26.68 non-refundable deposit for a $150 value trip

Participants: Teachers or administrators, fourth through 12th grade suggested. Must be able to hike five miles.

To Register: Click here 

Note: Due to limited space and high demand, only teachers or administrators who have not previously participated in this workshop are invited to attend.

For more information please contact Meg Jakubowski, Education Director, at 818-914-7660 ext 401 or mjakubowski@naturebridge.org  

This workshop is offered to classroom teachers and administrators thanks to The Boeing Company’s generous support of environmental education for K-12 students.

 

Mobile After School Workshops - FREE at YOUR SCHOOL!

Looking for some pedagogical inspiration? Tired of the same old lesson plans? NatureBridge is actively recruiting interested 4th–12th grade science and social studies teachers to participate in our proven inspirational and fun workshop!

Selected schools will receive one workshop, generally after school, consisting of two to three hours of on-site training. We aim to give you a few new and exicting ways to teach your students inside and outside of the classroom. If you and your school faculty are interested in participating, please contact Meg Jakubowski, Education Director, for more details and to set up a date. Curriculum topics may be requested to suit you and your teaching colleagues' needs. We will come to schools in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara county areas.

Program Includes:

  • Simple strategies and lessons designed to get students outdoors
  • Exploration of environmental education pedagogies
  • Presentation on NatureBridge programming
  • Ready-to-use resources for the classroom
  • Best practice sharing
  • Special program discounts

When: ~4–6 p.m. after school, weekdays

Where: Your school's campus!

For more information, or to sign up your school, please contact Meg Jakubowski, Education Director, at 818-914-7660 ext 401 or mjakubowski@naturebridge.org  

These workshops are offered FREE to classroom teachers and administrators thanks to The Boeing Company’s generous support of environmental education for K-12 students.


 

Find Out More

For more information about the course, check out the Yosemite Summer Field Research Course information

Contact Marya Carr at yosemitefieldresearch@naturebridge.org or 209-379-9511 ext 19 with questions about the course or scholarship application process.

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