The E.S.C.A.P.E. Club (Environmental Science, Conservation, and Photographic Excursions) is an outdoor
education program founded in 1999 at Adams Middle School, in West Contra Costa County. Currently the
program resides at Lovonya Dejean Middle School.
Students are given the opportunity to attend monthly study trips to destinations all over Northern California,
including Mt. Diablo, Point Reyes, Ano Nuevo State Park, snow sledding in the Sierras, and camping in Yosemite. Study trips are chaperoned mostly by certified District teachers in small groups with students.
Weekly after school meetings focus on preparing students for trips, as well as reflecting on recent experiences. Students study ecology, history, and geography of each destination, and write responses or draw pictures from each new experience. Other topics covered include conservation, recycling, gardening, and general