Walden West Outdoor School

Francine Davis is an Environmental Education Specialist at Walden West Outdoor School providing high quality NGSS-aligned outdoor instruction to 5th and 6th graders in Santa Clara County. In addition to her role as an educator during the school year, she is also Program Head for three summer programs at Walden West: Trailblazers, Migrant Education Trailblazers, and Family Camp.  Although fairly new to the world of outdoor education, Francine brings a diverse range of skills to the profession including community outreach, process excellence, and environmental monitoring. With her students, she takes advantage of opportunities to foster social and emotional learning and builds a community of respect for our planet and each other. Francine has a deep interest in innovative ways to make outdoor education an accessible, inclusive, and safe place for all students to learn and was a recent participant in the BEETLES Project Institute Emerging Leaders Cohort.  When not at Walden West, Francine enjoys spending time with her pets and exploring gastronomy and performing arts in the Bay Area. Francine has a Masters of Science in Environmental Health Science from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelors of Science from John Carroll University.