Second Graders Explore Wilder Ranch State Park

Second graders had a truly lovely day at Wilder Ranch State Park recently. The weather was beautiful and the children loved exploring the park’s offerings. They learned about resident farm animals – sheep, goats, cows and chickens – while getting to interact with some of them. They explored the grounds and historic buildings, including an 1800’s-era cabin. Students were especially taken with the “tunnels,” large aloe vera plants that they could hide inside. This seemed to be one highlight of the day, along with finding sunbathing lizards!


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Nestled among the redwoods on 375 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a community of learners dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.