The name, Project Awareness, was derived from an environmental education program that was once coordinated by the San Juan Unified School District during the late 70’s through the late 80’s. Due to budget cuts, Project Awareness was eliminated, leaving many schools without a source for outdoor experiences. SCIP is currently working with teachers, counselors, and leadership facilitators, to revive this dynamic community program.
SCIP is pleased to carry on the essence of Project Awareness in the Arden-Arcade community. The program is designed to provide students a remarkable opportunity to experience the environment around them. Students will be introduced to local parks and open spaces within their own community. They will also be exposed to outdoor educational experiences through camping and other trips that promote an awareness for conservation. One goal of Project Awareness is to create a spark where each participant feels a genuine concern and appreciation for the environment that will last a lifetime, thereby becoming future ambassadors of our state and national park systems.
Other Outdoor Education Resources
California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights
To encourage California’s children to participate in outdoor recreational activities and discover their heritage.
Numerous studies have shown that children who participate in outdoor recreational activities are healthier, do better in school, have better social skills and self-image, and lead more fulfilled lives.
Every child in California should, by the end of their 14th year, have the opportunity to experience each of the activities listed within the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.
Outdoor Bill of Rights: Every Kid’s Life List
The California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights believes that every child should have the right to:
Play in a safe place
Learn to swim
Follow a trail
Camp under the stars
Ride a bike
Connect with the past
Plant a seed