SLEWS Academy


The SLEWS Academy is a comprehensive training program for educators and natural resource professionals in the best practices of the award-winning Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) Program. SLEWS Academy participants will create meaningful, hands-on, habitat restoration focused programs for high school youth in schools and communities throughout California, with the guidance of the Center for Land-Based Learning and support of the SLEWS Network.

The next SLEWS Academy session will begin May 22-24, 2017.

To be notified of upcoming dates, please email:, with "SLEWS Academy" in the subject line.

SLEWS Academy Infographic

SLEWS Academy Infographic [pdf]

With over 15 years of experience in creating and managing the only long-term place-based habitat restoration program for high school students that exists in California, we are ready to share these resources, train new communities in the SLEWS Program model, and engage more youth in land stewardship.

Participants will learn and experience first hand the key elements of the SLEWS Program, and acquire the resources and practical tools for:

  • engaging youth in real habitat restoration,
  • supporting Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for the classroom, and
  • preparing young people for careers with critical problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

The SLEWS Academy consists of a three-day Intensive Training, six Monthly Sessions, and year of Individual Program Support.

Participants in the SLEWS Academy will have access to the SLEWS Network, an ongoing opportunity to transmit knowledge and share new resources with a community of CLBL-certified practitioners.

Please download the Interest Form and Complete Information Packet. Complete and email to
5265 Putah Creek Road
Winters, CA 95694

SLEWS Program student holding up a plant she is about to place into the ground

"The SLEWS program was a critical part of helping us fill the 'High School' gap in our educational program. SLEWS staff helped us work through the challenges of engaging high school teachers and their students. Within a year of working with SLEWS we had a solid base of teachers wanting to participate in our program."
— Leigh Sharp, Executive Director
Napa County Resource
Conservation District