The week before February break Grade 8 students went on an adventure exploring Yosemite.
hiking, doing map work, painting, friendship bonding, reading books, experiencing tech-free time, enjoying nature in the quiet of winter
This trip has become a beloved tradition. It marks the beginning of the end for our girls who will be graduating in June.
NatureBridge plans this thoughtful hands-on learning opportunity with the support of Hamlin faculty.
To learn more about what NatureBridge does with students in Yosemite, please visit: https://naturebridge.org/locations/yosemite
Grade 7 students demonstrated resilience and grit to endure (and often enjoy) rain, heavy fog, and sub-50 degree nights, for 4 days at Point Reyes. This is the same hardy group of girls who camped in Pinnacles last year in the rain, so they had some prior experience with tough weather.
Conditions aside, our students engaged in the following activities (among others):
-Backpacking for multiple miles
-Setting up camp
-Observing all kinds of nature like: trees, birds, rabbits, and banana slugs
Grade 4 students recently went on an outdoor education adventure to Pie Ranch and Big Basin State Park.
As part of the experience, our girls did the following:
Wednesday – Students went on a tour of Pie Ranch and picked fruits and veggies, later eating these with dinner. Girls set up tents at Big Basin, followed by free time, dinner (students prepared and served the meal and did clean up), and a night hike.
Thursday – This was a “big hike” day, led by Big Basin Rangers. Art, Science and Social Studies rotations took place in the afternoon. Snack, free time, dinner. Campfire and s’mores.
Friday – Pack up, time for self-reflection, drive to Waddell Beach for beach fun and closing circle.
To learn more about our Outdoor Education Program, please visit: https://www.hamlin.org/page/program/outdoor-education