A group of Calabasas seventh-graders woke up in the woods this morning as part of a special program designed to teach them about the process that formed the earth and to promote an understanding of the changes and challenges the environment faces.
The students, from Meadow Oaks School, are participating in recreational activities, obstacle courses, ecology hikes and classroom studies at a camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Each day ends with astronomy lessons, storytelling and talent shows.
The four-day environmental adventure was organized by The Wilderness Institute.
The institute has been conducting the trips for 48 years.