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  • Updates & Events | Wildwoods Foundation | Page 7
    inaugural Dale Stuck Award A longtime Venice High School Read More 15 Aug 2013 by admin No Comment First Oakgrove Alumni Retreat Celebrates 41 Years Uncategorized Oakgrove is a student led human relations program that s served the Venice High School community for 41 years Founded by Venice teacher Dale Stuck in 1972 to address race relations on Read More 10 Jun 2013 by admin No Comment Celebrating Club Oakgrove Peer Mentors Community Engagement Oakgrove With the close of the school year the Wildwoods Foundation celebrates the successful conclusion of a new pilot project by students in our Oakgrove program Since January a team of Read More 03 Jun 2013 by admin No Comment Integrating STEM and Environmental Education Environmental Education Science Education STEM On May 16 2013 TreePeople and the Los Angeles office of the California Regional Environmental Education Community CREEC LA convened the Environmental Education and S T E M Workshop at the Kidspace Children s Museum Read More laquo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Featured Recent Posts The Impact of Full Circle on Science Education Attention Soda drinkers We need your empty 2 liter bottles 6th Annual Wildwoods Wine Tasting A Drop in the Bucket Year One Wildwoods Halloween Beer Bus We Can Do Better Have an Ecoliterate Year Wildwoods is Hiring Categories California Schools Community Engagement Ecoliteracy Environmental Education Los Angeles Public Schools Oakgrove Oakgrove Scrapbook Outreach Science Education Service Projects Special Events Sponsors Supporters STEM Stop violence Teacher Education Uncategorized Violence Prevention Volunteers Twitter Facebook Wildwoods Foundation Attn Soda Drinkers We need 6 hours ago So it s come to this http www wildwoodsfound 6 hours ago More shenanigans from Earth Day at Getty House Fou 3 days ago Wildwoods Foundation BIGGEST challenge to

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  • Updates & Events | Wildwoods Foundation | Page 8
    Walgrove Elementary School 1630 Walgrove St 90066 Dirt Read More 23 Jan 2013 by admin No Comment Wildwoods Wins Governor s Award Environmental Education Uncategorized Violence Prevention The Wildwoods Foundation has been named recipient of the 2012 Governor s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award GEELA in the category of Environmental Education in recognition of the accomplishments of their Read More 19 Dec 2012 by admin No Comment Enough Uncategorized More than a dozen years ago the horror of the Columbine tragedy changed my life It was that school shooting in April of 1999 and the subsequent Fort Gibson Oklahoma Read More laquo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Featured Recent Posts The Impact of Full Circle on Science Education Attention Soda drinkers We need your empty 2 liter bottles 6th Annual Wildwoods Wine Tasting A Drop in the Bucket Year One Wildwoods Halloween Beer Bus We Can Do Better Have an Ecoliterate Year Wildwoods is Hiring Categories California Schools Community Engagement Ecoliteracy Environmental Education Los Angeles Public Schools Oakgrove Oakgrove Scrapbook Outreach Science Education Service Projects Special Events Sponsors Supporters STEM Stop violence Teacher Education Uncategorized Violence Prevention Volunteers Twitter

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  • Updates & Events | Wildwoods Foundation | Page 9
    the program aimed to ease Read More 23 Nov 2012 by admin No Comment Students Launch Web of Our World Sites Uncategorized Students from Mayberry St Elementary and Clifford St Elementary schools have launched their Web of Our World sites Web of Our World is the online learning component of our Full Read More 23 Nov 2012 by admin No Comment Wildwoods Students Launch Service Projects Uncategorized We are proud to report that we served more than 2 000 Los Angeles students over the past year more than at any time in our 13 year history And now Read More laquo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Featured Recent Posts The Impact of Full Circle on Science Education Attention Soda drinkers We need your empty 2 liter bottles 6th Annual Wildwoods Wine Tasting A Drop in the Bucket Year One Wildwoods Halloween Beer Bus We Can Do Better Have an Ecoliterate Year Wildwoods is Hiring Categories California Schools Community Engagement Ecoliteracy Environmental Education Los Angeles Public Schools Oakgrove Oakgrove Scrapbook Outreach Science Education Service Projects Special Events Sponsors Supporters STEM Stop violence Teacher Education Uncategorized Violence Prevention Volunteers Twitter Facebook

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  • Updates & Events | Wildwoods Foundation | Page 10
    possible And for those who couldn t make it don t miss out Read More 01 May 2012 by admin No Comment Wildwoods Joins Parks Save Coalition Community Engagement Environmental Education On Monday April 30 2012 the Wildwoods Foundation joined a broad and diverse coalition of nonprofits educators youth advocates parents young people conservationists and civic leaders on the steps of Read More 19 Apr 2012 by admin No Comment Students Seek Volunteers for Community Service Projects Uncategorized Echo Park Volunteers Needed Students with two elementary schools in the Echo Park community are seeking volunteers from the community to join them in their upcoming community service projects The Read More laquo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Featured Recent Posts The Impact of Full Circle on Science Education Attention Soda drinkers We need your empty 2 liter bottles 6th Annual Wildwoods Wine Tasting A Drop in the Bucket Year One Wildwoods Halloween Beer Bus We Can Do Better Have an Ecoliterate Year Wildwoods is Hiring Categories California Schools Community Engagement Ecoliteracy Environmental Education Los Angeles Public Schools Oakgrove Oakgrove Scrapbook Outreach Science Education Service Projects Special Events Sponsors Supporters STEM

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  • Updates & Events | Wildwoods Foundation | Page 11
    for the Association for Outdoor and Environmental Read More 06 Feb 2012 by admin No Comment Wildwoods Joins Echo Park Time Bank Uncategorized The Wildwoods Foundation is proud to announce that we are now an organizational member of the Echo Park Time Bank The Echo Park Time Bank is a collective whose purpose Read More 23 Nov 2011 by admin No Comment Students Bring It Full Circle Uncategorized When the students at Mayberry Elementary School learned about the funding cuts that postponed the Full Circle program this fall the sixth grade students that participated in last year s program donated Read More laquo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Featured Recent Posts The Impact of Full Circle on Science Education Attention Soda drinkers We need your empty 2 liter bottles 6th Annual Wildwoods Wine Tasting A Drop in the Bucket Year One Wildwoods Halloween Beer Bus We Can Do Better Have an Ecoliterate Year Wildwoods is Hiring Categories California Schools Community Engagement Ecoliteracy Environmental Education Los Angeles Public Schools Oakgrove Oakgrove Scrapbook Outreach Science Education Service Projects Special Events Sponsors Supporters STEM Stop violence Teacher Education Uncategorized Violence Prevention Volunteers

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  • Updates & Events | Wildwoods Foundation | Page 16
    Fair In conjunction with the school s annual clean up the sixth grade Read More 26 Nov 2008 by admin No Comment Full Circle Students Help Fire Victims Uncategorized As their culminating service project for the Wildwoods Foundation s Full Circle program Ms Monges sixth grade class at Micheltorena Elementary School is holding a collection drive to help the victims of Read More 06 Sep 2008 by admin No Comment Web of Our World Uncategorized Web of Our World The Wildwoods Foundation proudly announces the launch of Web of Our World Web of Our World is the online learning component of our Full Circle program Read More laquo 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Featured Recent Posts The Impact of Full Circle on Science Education Attention Soda drinkers We need your empty 2 liter bottles 6th Annual Wildwoods Wine Tasting A Drop in the Bucket Year One Wildwoods Halloween Beer Bus We Can Do Better Have an Ecoliterate Year Wildwoods is Hiring Categories California Schools Community Engagement Ecoliteracy Environmental Education Los Angeles Public Schools Oakgrove Oakgrove Scrapbook Outreach Science Education Service Projects Special Events Sponsors Supporters STEM Stop violence Teacher Education Uncategorized Violence Prevention Volunteers

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  • The Impact of Full Circle on Science Education | Wildwoods Foundation
    understanding of scientific principles and non traditional leaners having the opportunity to shine during the hands on learning activities that are part of the program And as the High Hopes report details the lack of science education serves to further the achievement gap among ethnic groups reflected by students scores on the California Standards Test CST Seventy seven percent of white students performed at proficient or above on the fifth grade science CST in 2011 as compared with 45 of Hispanic or Latino students classified as economically disadvantaged and 43 of African American students However at Mayberry Elementary School a long time participating school where African American and Hispanic or Latino youth currently make up 85 6 of the student body a review of student test scores flies in the face of those statistics Since beginning Full Circle programming there in 2005 we have tracked a significant increase in student scores on the science portion of the California standardized test a more than 200 increase in the number of students scoring proficient or advanced In 2004 the year prior to Full Circle programming the number of students scoring proficient and advanced numbered only 19 The following year that number jumped to 34 By 2008 it was 72 The 2011 proficient and advanced scores were also 72 The Mayberry student performance data is even remarkable when compared to the scores of Logan St School less than one mile away from Mayberry with almost identical demographics During the same period of time the highest percentage of students that scored proficient and advanced was 33 While some fault for poor statewide science performance can be directed at policies and mandated curriculum that emphasizes performance in English language arts and mathematics the lack of professional development opportunities for elementary school teachers also contributes to the situation According to the study More than 85 have not received any science related professional development in the last three years and only about one third felt very prepared to teach science It is specifically this aspect of professional development that was raised by former head of research and evaluation for the Los Angeles Unified School District Dr Julie Slayton during our discussion of the Mayberry test scores Given that the scores measure the steadily improving performance of different students each year there is a strong probability that the program s strongest impact is actually upon the classroom teachers through the continued participation in our hands on project based learning activities As Wildwoods continues and expands our programming exploring Full Circle s degree of contribution to student s academic performance remains a focus whether through direct student interaction or via the teacher professional development component of the program In an attempt to address the situation described in the High Hopes report we expect that an independent evaluation will inform our plans to create a stand alone professional development program to equip and enable Los Angeles teachers to develop an integrated approach to teaching science Update The Full Circle program

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  • Enough | Wildwoods Foundation
    that can t be an excuse for inaction Surely we can do better than this As the representative of a not for profit organization I must walk a fine line when it comes to advocating for specific policy change but I think I occupy safe territory when I echo that simple statement Surely we can do better than this This will not be a task left to legislators and law enforcement officers Many pundits have rightfully pointed to the mental health component of most mass shootings and the obvious gaps in our social safety net The sad reality is that funding for and access to quality mental health services is diminishing across the country particularly in schools where resources are stretched thin Surely we can do better than this At the Newtown prayer vigil President Obama also said We can t tolerate this anymore These tragedies must end And to end them he stressed we must change And this change I humbly submit is where the rubber meets the road I hail from rural North Carolina and I am constantly reminded by folks back home that not everyone in America thinks the way we do around here in my little corner of Los Angeles Change is going to be harder for some than it will be for others While I am admittedly not a gun enthusiast I do understand the patriot s passionate defense of the second amendment What I can t understand however is why anyone thinks that this law was ever intended to extend the right to possess weapons of war capable of such massacre I sincerely doubt that gangland warfare was what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they put forth the idea of a well regulated militia Surely we can do better than this And to change we must never forget what tragedies have come before Some would say the USA is justifiably referred to as the United States of Amnesia Any second now the 24 7 news cycle will relegate this tragedy to the back burner along with TMZ s B list celebrity scandals The political will shall evaporate Once McDonald s re re introduces the McRib and the new season of American Idol launches the Sandy Hook school shooting will be little more than a tragic footnote to 2012 Bread and circuses Surely we can do better than this At the press conference announcing the gun violence task force the President said that If we re going to change things it s going to take a wave of Americans standing up and saying enough on behalf of our kids That wave is going to have to consist of more than just those of us working in social welfare organizations More than teachers More even than parents aunts uncles and grandparents At the prayer vigil Obama asked if America was letting our kids know they are loved and teaching them to love in return To this I would most definitely say that we can

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