Outdoor Education (2014-2015)
The Wildland's Conservancy's Desert Preserves include Whitewater, Mission Creek and Pioneertown Mountains Preserves. All three preserves are watersheds that actively contribute water to local desert aquifers. Our school programs are offered free of charge and provide exemplary ecological education to students in outstanding wild places close to Coachella Valley and High Desert communities.
Programs are designed to cover pertinent life and physical science standards within current California Science Standards frameworks and we work closely with the Palm Springs Unified School District Science Specialist to ensure programs adhere to current educational requirements. The program focus to date has been on desert water cycles and on watershed ecology with grade focus primarily on 4th, 5th, 6th and high school levels. More than 15,000 Coachella Valley and High Desert students have participated in the Desert Preserve's Outdoor Education programs since 2008.