Irvine, California is a vibrant city with a unique blend of business, culture, and nature. It is home to the University of California at Irvine and more than 16,500 acres of parks, sports fields, and open space. These areas provide residents and visitors with preserved natural habitats and wilderness areas with miles of hiking and biking trails. Wildlands in Irvine offers a plethora of educational programs for students of all ages.
These activities include free hiking, biking, and fitness programs, interpretive learning classes, and special events that capture the public imagination. The Fire FRIENDS (Firesetter Regional Intervention Education Network and Delivery System) program is specifically designed for young people who show an unusual or growing interest in fire and its behavior, and is available to children and their families in and around Orange County (California).The universities that participate in Wildlands' educational programs have transferred academic credit for students. This credit can be used as elective credit from the upper division or by equivalence of courses within the specialty. Financial aid may also be available through FAFSA for students who are interested in joining one of these programs.
For more information on transferring credits or financial aid, students should read the Student FAQs or contact Wildlands' office. Wildlands in Irvine provides an incredible opportunity for students to explore their interests in nature while learning about the environment. With its variety of educational programs, students can gain valuable knowledge while enjoying the beauty of Irvine's natural habitats.