With schools and programs like Cuyamaca Outdoor School (COS) closed and stay-at-home orders in place, teachers are working hard to create distance learning content for their classes. Parents are juggling child care or working from home while trying to navigate homeschooling their children, and students are missing out on invaluable learning, social-growth opportunities, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences like 6th Grade Camp.
To help teachers, parents, and students capture some of the great experiences had at camp, COS has launched its home edition, complete with videos, activities, lessons, and more, to engage students in science and connect them to nature right from their own homes.
“Our staff thought it would be fun to share with people videos of them out in nature in hopes that it would encourage students and families to do the same,” said Principal Greg Schuett in this welcome video. “We are looking forward to sharing science and nature with as many people as we can.”
The COS home edition has something for everyone, with resources that are helpful for expanding distance learning curriculum, are user-friendly with easy-to-follow instructions, and are fun for students.
Content will be posted regularly to the COS Facebook page (search Cuyamaca Outdoor School). The Cuyamaca Outdoor School staff members are helping prepare many of the lessons and activities, and they welcome people to submit ideas for future lessons via Facebook.