Exploring science and awakening a sense of awe around the natural world

Pepperwood's Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry (SCENIQ) program brings science to life for over 900 area elementary school students each year. Children explore our 3,200 acre preserve during two visits—one in the fall and another in the spring—discovering natural habitats and the amazing creatures that call them home. A Pepperwood educator visits their classroom during the winter to enhance science learning and continue the thread of the program. This page highlights the experiences of students in our SCENIQ program.

Take it from them!  Listen to what our young scientists have to say about their experience.

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Discover the SCENIQ Experience through the eyes of our students. These photos are from the 2015-2016 academic year.

Thank you for making SCENIQ possible!

We'd like to extend our sincere gratitude to Pepperwood's community for making this program possible through donations. Many thanks to our individual donors and the following foundations who have provided critical support for SCENIQ.

Codding Foundation
Heck Foundation
JiJi Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Medtronic Foundation
The North Face Explore Foundation
Uplands Family Foundation
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
Dean Witter Foundation


Because of you, our next generation will be environmentally literate and inspired to steward the natural world.


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