Saturday, October 10, 2015

Expedition #3 - The Braille Trail

"Expeditions can greatly contribute towards building strength of character. Joseph Conrad in Lord Jim tells us that it is necessary for a youth to experience events which 'reveal the inner worth of the man; the edge of his temper; the fibre of his stuff; the quality of his resistance; the secret truth of his pretences, not only to himself but others.'"

~ Kurt Hahn - the grandfather of Expeditionary Learning, founder of Gordonstoun and Outward Bound

This week we took our third expedition into the wild. This time to open our full suite of senses on the Braille Trail. We hiked over a mile, picnicked in a meadow, played aliens vs space people, demonstrated team work and dove deep into learning. Afterwards the kiddos wrote in their science journals what they heard, felt, smelled, tasted and saw along our journey. It was a spectacular day and I saw first hand how effective Expeditionary Learning truly is. These kids were elbow deep and engaged. 

 predator poop!!

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