Driftwood Education Center’s mission is to cultivate an awareness of and personal responsibility for our aquatic ecosystems. Through our vast array of educational programming, all participants will continue to develop their social and life skills. Our learner based classes and activities weave one concept to another through four main themes [intertidal zones, freshwater habitat, terrestrial ecosystems, and stewardship] which promote personal growth and critical thinking. It is the hope of Driftwood Education Center that our participants will become responsible members of their community and continue to have a lasting desire to care for and preserve their aquatic resources.
At Driftwood, teachers and students alike step out of a normal role and see each other in a different perspective. As students live together for two and a half days, sharing cabin space and exciting adventures, a sense of community develops between them. They will make new friends and learn new things about themselves at the same time. In addition, you will be included in this new circle of friends for them. By eating together at dinner, singing together at campfire, and helping each other learn, your students will be able to see you as a normal everyday person and a role model. The bond that forms between you and your students, and amongst your students, at Driftwood is a bond that will last far beyond the end of the school year.