6th and 7th Grade Overnight Experiences!
Last week, the 7th grade spent two nights in one of California's great national treasures—Yosemite National Park! The trip focused on group bonding, outdoor education, and experiential learning and complemented study in the students' Science and Humanities classes. Students had the opportunity to crawl through spider caves, hike to Columbia Rock, explore the recreation of an Ahwahnechee village, and exchange music and s'mores around a campfire.
During the same period, 6th graders had a wonderful time in Point Reyes National Seashore, the only National Seashore on the West Coast! Not only did they examine the local flora and fauna (and spot some Tule Elk and rare birds), but they also visited Kule Loklo, a recreated Coast Miwok Native American village, which was an incredible opportunity to learn more about the area's indigenous peoples. In the evenings the students relaxed in their cabins, cooked and ate dinner together, and got to experience a night-hike and star-gazing!