Before Spring Break, Athenians scatter the Bay Area and the globe to immerse themselves in 3-10 day experiential adventures. Themes explored range from U.S. history in Washington, D.C. to learning to surf in Santa Cruz, to exploring the Bay Area food scene. Students are travelling internationally to New Zealand, Kenya and Tanzania, Belize, and Costa Rica, and nationally to New Orleans, Ashland, Pinnacles National Monument, DC, and Hawaii. Look for more photos in the next week.
Women’s Self-Defense: Protecting yourself from real-life threats.
Monterey Bay: Elephant seals at Año Nuevo, tidepooling, and the Aquarium
8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.: Witnessing U.S. History in the nation’s capital.
Students read prepared essays on men and women of courage buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Walking with the Arlington guards
Snow in DC! The 8th grade’s first snowball fight.
Maui: Searching for a Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, surfing, and soaking in the sun.
Maui, Hawaii (photo by Nadia ’17)
New Orleans: Discovering the birthplace of jazz, Athenian’s ad hoc jazz band will perform at a local event.
New Orleans (photo by Jonathon ’16)
Eating and Cooking Locally: Tasting the Bay Area food scene and cooking a locally-sourced, organic meal.
Kitchen Chemistry: Making microwave muffins, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and glow-in-the-dark jello. (Plus pancakes, caramel, soft pretzels, silly putty, and several experimental creations. For example, what does a muffin without baking soda taste like? Or can you make strawberry sorbet out of just strawberries?)
Fun with liquid nitrogen
Engineering and Design Outreach: 5th graders from Montair Elementary came to tool around in the Maker Studio, with the guidance of members of the Robotics team.
Teaching 5th graders how to rivet on an airplane part.
Using the lathe
5th graders driving the robot
Building styrofoam gliders
Here they are driving Athenian’s 2012 competition robot.
Industrial Arts at The Crucible: Welding, mold-making, jewelry-making, metal-smithing, and more.
Check out previous interim trips and activities:
Interim 2013: Mountain Biking, Puerto Rico, US China, San Francisco, Bodega Bay
Interim 2013: China, Puerto Rico, Ireland, DC, Bow-Making, Kitchen Chemistry
7th Grade China Trip