Woolman Semester Trips

Students' Insights on Radical Learning for Change

Lisa Putkey, Peace Studies Teacher
Monday, December 21, 2015

Every semester the Global Thinking and Peace Studies classes take a weeklong trip to the Bay Area called the Radical Learning for Change Trip (Rad Trip).  The intention of the trip is to connect classroom themes to real examples of people working for peace and social justice as well as for the students to recognize themselves as agents of change.  This Fall we were honored to have trainings, visits, presentations, and engaging workshops with East Point Peace Academy, BAY Peace, Youth Spirit Artworks, American Friends Service Committee, Beehive Collective, Iraq Veterans Against the

we're STAYing together and going on vaCATION = STAYCATION Spring 2015

Keithlee Spangler, Community Intern 2014-2015
Friday, March 6, 2015

Each semester, the community interns plan a pretty rad trip to somewhere in California for the students to catch a break, get away from schoolwork, and let the campus rest for a few days. This semester, we took our students down the coast to Big Sur, California for a few days of beaching, hiking, swimming, resting, s’mores-making, and exploring.

Woolman March Update

Gray Horwitz, Environmental Science Teacher
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy March! It is hard to believe that the semester started almost six weeks ago. We have some updates for you from different aspects of Woolman life, written by various teachers.

Field Notes from the Food Intensive: Wolfskill Experimental Orchard

Heather Sieger, Student
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
On Monday, our second stop was at Wolfskill Experimental Orchard, or National Clonal Germplasm Repository, which is owned by the federal government and land is leased from UC Davis. I enjoyed seeing this “living library” of so many different species and varieties of fruits and nuts. First, we learned all about how grafting works. Grafting means to take a limb off of one tree and line it up with a similar part of another tree and since trees’ immune systems are so much different from our own, it heals up the cut and the new branch will grow into the tree.

The Homeless Garden Project

Jena Brooker, student
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Located off the beach in Santa Cruz, California is The Homeless Garden Project. By far, this site was the furthest along in terms of planting, than all the other sites we visited on the Food Intensive trip. The garden was abundant in both vegetables and flowers. 

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