The Woods Project’s mission is to create wilderness education and exploration experiences that develop critical behaviors needed for disadvantaged students to achieve success in school and life.

We Seek to Develop the Following Abilities in Our Students

Independence /

Self-Control

Student will be able to independently make decisions and think through consequences

Social Intelligence

Student will be able to work with others to achieve common goals

Adaptability

Student will be able to embrace and function effectively in new environments

Grit / Perseverance

Student will be able to accept failure without accepting defeat

Critical Thinking

Student will be able to work through complex challenges and ask the questions necessary to achieve a solution

Environmental Awareness

Student will be able to develop a strong connection with nature and an understanding of the relationship between science and the environment in school, the community and the wider world

Zest / Curiosity

Student will be able to be more outwardly focused, more engaged and enthusiastic in school, the community and the world around them