Experiential Learning Opportunities

Creating a trip from scratch to fit to a particular curricular need includes (a) finding a relevant locations, (b) locating and communicating with local leaders and organizations to host students, (c) collaborating to create engaging learning opportunities and (d) coordinating the logistics of meals and transportation.

In accordance with our school ethics, we made our choices of activities and food local in order to bring money to the local economies of our host locations, as well as expose students to the specific locally-based grassroots work being done around their research topics.

9th Grade Seminar Trips

1-day trips, including:

  • Toledo to study Human Trafficking
  • Dayton to study Peace and Religious Traditions
  • Cincinnati to study Hip Hop and Social Change
  • Zanesville/Barnesville Social Effects of Fast Food
  • Athens Local Foods

10th Grade Seminar Trips

3-day trip to Montreal, Quebec including:

  • Collaborative Research Activities with a sister school (on Peace & Justice or Music & Identity)
  • Volunteer/Service Learning activity in French, Spanish or Chinese
  • Walking tour of French, Spanish-speaking or Chinese neighborhoods
  • Traditionally French, Spanish/Latin, or Chinese meal experience
  • Evening talent show and dance party with Montreal youth

Overnight trip to Heifer Global Village, located at Howell Nature Center in Howell Michigan