OUTDOOR EDUCATION LEGACY PROJECTS
Since 1948, LAUSD has operated the Point Fermin Outdoor Education Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, adjacent to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Royal Palms Tide Pools. Activities include: environmental science lessons, campfire programs, swimming, hiking, and visits to the beach and aquarium. The Wildlands Endowment Fund made a $2 million matching grant to complete Phase II of the outdoor science school, which will expand annual attendance by an additional 13,800 children.
CAMP RIVER GLEN
The Wildlands Conservancy donated Camp River Glen along the Santa Ana River to UniCamp, which has been UCLA's official charity for over 60 years. Volunteer student counselors raise funds and serve as staff for weeklong sessions with underserved children from Los Angeles. Each summer, the site along the river bank in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino Mountains is filled with the laughter of children enjoying a traditional summer camp program.
BLUE SKY MEADOW
The Wildlands Conservancy donated Blue Sky Meadow to the Los Angeles County Education Foundation for its Outdoor Science Institute. This 183-acre camp in the San Bernardino Mountains is used for L.A. County's Office of Education residential programs that have been applauded for academic standards and promoting environmental awareness for more than 40 years.