What is the Pathways Project?
This project is a county wide initiative focused on creating environmentally literate students and schools through immersive outdoor education and class experiences with nature. This project is working with select Title 1 schools in Sonoma County to increase access to nature and educate our future generation of stewards. The focus of this project is to significantly elevate the impact of outdoor environmental education across Sonoma County, increasing depth and breadth, and the extent to which we reach and create change in underserved communities.
Our mission is to expose young students in underserved communities to their local environment through collaboration across organizations. These organizations all provide different types of environmental education programs and through this project will work together to create a continuum of environmental education that can be modeled institutionally in schools.
The goal is to have at least 4 touchpoints of environmental education in grades TK/K-6. Ideally, all grades will have a touchpoint to build the scaffolding for a Pathway school, where each grade builds upon the next.