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6th Grade Shady Creek Outdoor School

Each year, Corning Elementary offers an opportunity to all 6th Grade students to attend (as a district) Shady Creek Outdoor School.  Shady Creek is a residential environmental science camp that is part of the Sutter County Office of Education.
The purpose of this opportunity and the goal of Shady Creek includes: developing a feeling of personal responsibility to help preserve, conserve, and enhance our environment; developing heightened observation skills to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the natural world; and developing a feeling of self-confidence and self-acceptance while also instilling the ability to cooperate with and appreciate the diversity of others.
All of our classes are designed to be hands-on experiences and the curriculum for each class meets the California State Science Standards for the targeted grade level. Our class topics include Creek Ecology, Forest Ecology, Geology, Avian Science, Gardens and Nutrition, Sensory Awareness, Survival Skills, and Team Building activities.
Students are encouraged to learn by using scientific inquiry, observation skills, cooperative activities, language arts, music, and drama. Of course, knowledge alone will not motivate significant life changes, so, every experience is woven an element of caring.
Corning Elementary 2023-24 Shady Creek Dates

Corning Elementary 2023-24 Shady Creek Dates

December 4 - 8, 2023
Parent Information Night: October 17, 6:00-8:00. -  Maywood/DaVinci Gym.  ParentSquare Notifications coming soon.