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Ruskin Elementary School

Ruskin Elementary School

Walden West Science Camp

View from Walden West's front lawn

View from one of the cabin's wings

Time to move in!

Students listening carefully to Walden West staff instructions

"Lichen" looking at lichen

Field class time

Time to sing a science camp song

Inside a cabin

Take a hike!

Creekside studies

View from the inside of a "fairy ring"

"What are you looking at?"

Lots of hungry campers

Enjoy your time amidst nature

Field studies in a clearing

Night activities

Sunset from Walden West

Students and teachers pose for a Ruskin school picture

Walden West Science Camp (5th Graders)

Walden West Science Camp (5th Graders)

Fifth-grade students at Ruskin participate in a five-day science outdoor school program. The week-long program is held at the Walden West Science Center in Saratoga, CA. Walden West's science program emphasizes learning by doing through California State Science Standards-based curriculum. Students participate in hands-on, intensive studies in the areas of animal habitat, ecosystems, and plant identification, while building social skills and enhancing responsibility through the use of cabin groups. Students and teachers live on site and eat meals together in a family style atmosphere.

If you would like to sponsor a student or make a donation to the
Nancy Perrel Memorial Science Camp Scholarship fund, please contact Ruskin at (408) 923-1950.