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.
Maui: Searching for a Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, surfing, and soaking in the sun.
New Orleans: Discovering the birthplace of jazz, Athenian’s ad hoc jazz band will perform at a local event.
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?)
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.
Industrial Arts at The Crucible: Welding, mold-making, jewelry-making, metal-smithing, and more.
Check out previous interim trips and activities: