California Nature Center for Outdoor Classroom Receives Goodrich Awards Grant

The Goodrich Foundation has honored the Chula Vista Nature Center a $20,000 grant to help with the building of an outdoor classroom as well as a Discovery Park at the preserve located close by the Goodrich Aerostructures campus. The preserve, the Chula Vista Nature Center, has been at South Bay for over 23 years and is visited by 65,000 guests per year, which includes close to 13,000 students from the greater San Diego area. The preserve offers 23 acres home to 200 native plant species and 150 native species.

Roger Ross, vice president, Regional and Engine Programs for Goodrich Aerostructures, a recent appointee to the board of directors for the Nature Center stated, “As a good neighbor of the Nature Center, we’re pleased to be part of this effort to strengthen the center’s ability to connect people of all ages — especially students — with nature. The new area will benefit thousands of people, from visiting students to campers in the Overnight Adventures program and fits perfectly with the company’s goal of furthering all types of science education.”

The classroom area and the new park will offer double the capacity for onsite day camp programs and field trips and will allow children a hands-on learning feature. The area will offer benches created from recycled plastic, picnic tables along the periphery, fencing, along with a shaded area for animals and a stage for educational presentations.

Julie Schardin, director of development for the Chula Vista Nature Center stated, “The outdoor classroom and Discovery Park project started as a seed of an idea that grew into a big picture plan for developing an unused space into a dynamic outdoor area to be used by thousands each year. We realized that we had a true opportunity to make something special in this natural area. One idea led to another until a comprehensive plan to transform an underutilized space into a multipurpose outdoor place that can be used by visiting students on field trips, campers, military groups, pre-schoolers, families and refuge visitors.”

 The cots of the Discovery Park and outdoor classroom project are estimated at around $100,000. The Nature Center was at one time part of the City of Chula Vista, but due to City budget cuts, was put off into an independent nonprofit organization beginning in 2009. You can find more information on the Nature Center and its programs by visiting http://www.chulavistanaturecenter.org/.

San Diego County Colleges…

There are over 270 Colleges in the San Diego County area here is a list of a few of what Americas finest city has to offer.

Argosy University
San Diego Campus
7650 Mission Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 858-598-1900 or toll free 866-505-0333
Fax: 619-292-0553
Email: auadmissions@argosy.edu
Specialties:
Business
Education
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Health Science
Costs: Tuition varies by program. Students should contact Argosy University’s San Diego Campus for tuition information.

ITT Technical Institute
9680 Granite Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 571-8500 or Toll Free 800-883-0380
Specialties:
Information Technology
Electronics Technology
Drafting and Design
Business
Criminal Justice
Costs: Tuition varies by program. Students should contact ITT Technical Institute’s San Diego Campus for tuition information.

United Education Institute
3666 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-492-4200
Specialties:
Business Office Administration
Computer Systems Technician
Dental Assistant
Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant
Medical Billing & Insurance Coding
Pharmacy Technician
Costs: Tuition varies by program. Students should contact United Education Institute for tuition information.

Booker T. Crenshaw Christian Leadership University
3134 Franklin Ave
San Diego, CA 92113 Map
(619) 235-0771
Fax: (619)235-4222
Specialties:
Theology
Religious Study
Religious Education
Christian Worker’s Education
Religious Faith Based Organizations
Costs: Tuition varies by program. Students should contact Booker T. Crenshaw Christian Leadership University for tuition information.

The Art Institute of California — San Diego
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
1.858.598.1200 and 1.866.275.2422
Specialties:
Bachelor of Science degrees in Advertising
Culinary Management
Fashion Marketing & Management
Game Art & Design
Graphic Design, Interior Design
Media Arts & Animation
Web Design & Interactive Media
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design
Associate of Science degrees in Advertising
Baking & Pastry
Culinary Arts
Graphic Design
Costs for Tuition and Other Fees:

Advertising – Associate of Science
Number of Quarters 7
Number of Credit Hours 112
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $790.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $52,908.00

Advertising – Bachelor of Science
Number of Quarters 12
Number of Credit Hours 192
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $790.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $90,028.00

Baking & Pastry – Associate of Science
Number of Quarters 7
Number of Credit Hours 112
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Lab fee $315.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $1,175.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $53,608.00

Culinary Arts – Associate of Science
Number of Quarters 7
Number of Credit Hours 112
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Lab fee $315.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $1,175.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $53,608.00

Culinary Management – Bachelor of Science
Number of Quarters 12
Number of Credit Hours 192
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Lab fee $315.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $1,175.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $90,728.00

Fashion Design – Bachelor of Fine Arts
Number of Quarters 12
Number of Credit Hours 192
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $1,115.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $90,353.00

Fashion Marketing & Management – Bachelor of Science
Number of Quarters 12
Number of Credit Hours 192
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $715.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $89,953.00

Game Art & Design – Bachelor of Science
Number of Quarters 12
Number of Credit Hours 192
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $790.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $90,028.00

Graphic Design – Associate of Science
Number of Quarters 7
Number of Credit Hours 112
Application Fee $50.00
Enrollment Fee $100.00
Supply Kit (estimate) $790.00
Tuition per Credit Hour $464.00
Total Tuition & Fees $52,908.00