During our Environmental Science School residential programs, fifth- and sixth-grade students and teachers
live and learn outdoors with guidance from experienced field instructors. Walden West promotes hands-on science
learning that emphasizes life sciences and sustainable living practices. Lessons in the natural sciences come to
life, helping students better understand and appreciate their world.
Our science program emphasizes learning by doing through California State Science Standards-based curriculum.
Students also develop their social and leadership skills at Walden West. In field classes and cabin groups,
children interact with students from other schools and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds throughout their
Walden West Outdoor Science School operates at two locations:
The Walden West is a 35-acre site,
situated on 3,500 acres of thickly forested land and more than 70 miles of wooded trails that comprise Sanborn
Park. Located just four miles southwest of Saratoga, Walden West boasts a variety of natural settings, including
forest, chaparral, meadow and riparian that are easily accessible and provide ideal study areas.
Walden West’s Cupertino site
sits on 13 wooded acres of Stevens Creek County Park in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Fifty-five acres
of beautiful oak woodland await campers’ exploration.
For more information, call Walden West at (408) 573-3050 or