The William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom (WODOC) was formed in order to connect inner city youth with California’s natural resources. WODOC and the Sooky Goldman Nature Center are located in Franklin Canyon Park, surrounded by 605 acres of natural open space, which includes a three-acre wildlife pond, chaparral covered slopes and shady grassland meadows. Franklin Canyon Park serves over 10,000 Los Angeles Unified School District children yearly. The Park is jointly managed by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy through the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, the National Park Service, Department of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles, and the City of Beverly Hills.
Stop by the Sooky Goldman Nature Center and discover and explore the unique natural and cultural history of Franklin Canyon Park. If you have time, attend one of our regular volunteer-led programs. WODOC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All of the education programs are free of charge.