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    The Earthwarden Program at Deer Valley is an award-winning three-day, two-night environmental educational experience that takes place in late April or early May of the sixth-grade year. Parents are encouraged to participate and help the Boyce staff with lessons and lead activities at Deer Valley. The parent attendance rate is typically an astounding 95% which makes the adult to child ratio approximately 1 to 1.
     
    A general information session for parents is held in late January/early February and a more detailed information session for the adults who plan on attending is held in April. The cost for the students to attend Deer Valley may be earned through fundraising that takes place in the fall and spring of 5th and 6th grade. The $325/family cost covers round-trip charter bus transportation, lodging, food, and all materials necessary for the environmental program for a child and parent.  Fundraiser information is distributed in the first few weeks of school to every fifth and sixth grade student. If, by the mid-point of the sixth grade year, not enough money has been earned to cover the student's Deer Valley expense, individual invoices for the remaining balance are distributed at the January/February parent meeting. Final payment of the remaining balance on the invoice is due in mid-March.



    Awards
     
    Take Pride In Pennsylvania Award
     

    Take Pride In America Award

    Renew America's Success Index
     
    Firestone
    Firehawk Eco-Educator
     
    EPA's Education Award
     
    Project L.E.A.D., Colorado State 
                  
    Pennsylvania Department of Education Exemplary Program Award
     
    Professional Excellence Award, California University of PA
     
    YMCA of Pittsburgh Youth Service Award
     
    Phoebe Apperson-Hearst Award - National PTA Excellence in Education Partnership Award
     
Last Modified on February 4, 2020