shapeimage_7Carolin is a founding- and Board member of Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS), which opened 2012 in Mariposa County, ~30 minutes from the UC Merced campus. The small, vibrant, rural K-8 school’s mission has a focus on science and sustainability, and a key element of the school’s educational philosophy is “inquiry-based learning” that leverages ready access to local environmental resources for science instruction and collaborations with UC Merced.

Erika Miranda, the 5-6th teacher from SFCS is participating in our research through the NSF schoolhouseResearch Experiences for Teachers program.

Funding members of SFCS at the historic schoolhouse in Catheys Valley, CA