OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors science education program is in the spotlight again

OCDE’s popular Inside the Outdoors program is the subject of a new feature story from the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association.

You can check it out here.

CCSESA supports students, schools, districts and communities by enhancing the service and leadership capabilities of California’s 58 county superintendents. The organization began spotlighting successful educational programs back in September.

10.2.08 245Inside the Outdoors dates back to 1974 and continues to expand student knowledge of natural environments through hands-on lessons. Administered by OCDE, the program currently has 14 field trip locations in Orange County and one in Los Angeles County, and it regularly dispatches Traveling Scientists — often accompanied by an assortment of critters — to local schools.

Earlier this year, we reported that the Anaheim City School District was making Inside the Outdoors science lessons available to all of its approximately 20,000 students, marking a first for Orange County.