Thank you so much for your concerns and well wishes! We can feel your compassion and empathy in your words and online posts. You lift our spirits – we need that and appreciate it.
Please know that we plan to remain in operation. We are evaluating our options for an alternate location to conduct the Outdoor Science School and believe that we have a great solution. We are working toward contracting with Colby Ranch, in the mountains above La Canada, to serve as an interim location for the Outdoor Science School.
Some of you may recall Colby Ranch. We operated a successful and unique Outdoor Science School there a number of years ago! It is a beautiful and peaceful location and an excellent spot to teach science in the outdoors. Many of the facilities have been refurbished and a new teacher housing space is available that teachers will really enjoy. The capacity at Colby is similar to the capacity at Wrightwood. Between the two sites we should able to accommodate all of the schools in the calendar.
Thank you so much for you care, concern, and flexibility!
Gary Widdison, Project DirectorOutdoor and Marine Science Field Study