The Woods Project creates wilderness exploration experiences that promote academic success, college and career readiness, and life-long thriving for Houston high school students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to these opportunities.

We Seek to Develop the Following Abilities in Our Students

Independence /


Student will be able to demonstrate autonomy and make decisions with an awareness of the greater good

Social Intelligence

Student will be able to understand and respond appropriately to the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of others


Student will be able to evolve positively with changing circumstances

Grit / Perseverance

Student will be able to sustain effort in the face of challenges

Critical Thinking

Student will be able to generate solutions effectively utilizing resources, people and time available

Environmental Awareness

Student will be able to develop a strong connection with nature and stewardship of the environment

Zest / Curiosity

Student will be able to show enthusiasm and desire for understanding