Rock on! Building Community Through Adventures in Geology - San Marcos, CA

by HTeNC
Activity Type: Camping, Climbing, Hiking
Region: Pacific West

4th graders will build community and become school leaders through outdoor adventures learning about the geology of San Diego.

$550 Raised out of $550
2 Funders
0 Days Remaining

Please describe your project in more detail.

In this project 4th grade students will examine their identity, take risks during outdoor adventures, share personal stories, and build a strong community while exploring San Diego's diverse landscapes. Across four field work experiences, including an overnight trip, the students will study the geology of San Diego county by visiting the desert, mountain, valley, and coast regions.  Funding this project will give the students an opportunity to find joy in nature through experiences hiking, rock climbing and camping. They will study the rock cycle by examining rocks and interviewing experts in the field, while simultaneously interviewing their peers to build stronger relationships. The 4th graders will be able to see the layers of sediment and even excavate their own fossils through a partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum. During each field experience, participants will reflect not only on what they learned about rocks, but also on what they learned about their own relationships with nature and with their community using the Restorative Practices framework. In the end, the students will bring a greater appreciation for nature and for each other back to their school community. 

How many kids (grades K-8) will be directly engaged in this project?

72 fourth graders from High Tech elementary North County, a Title 1 project-based charter public school.

What is the name or school district associated with the project?

High Tech elementary North County