“For our children to thrive in the real world, we must give them the world as their classroom.”
My dear friends at Roots and Wings Community School, an Expeditionary Learning school in Questa School District, are raising money to solidify their wilderness program. The founders of RWCS also wrote the charter for our public charter school in Taos. We are all trying to navigate how to spend funds within our budget to provide a new paradigm of public education. We hope to offer an alternative world within the classroom and an alternative classroom out in the world.
Some of my greatest memories of teaching occurred on our school’s backpacking trips. Students make new friends, explore the inner workings of their head and heart, dig into the depths of their courage and soul. These trips are structured and supported so that our young people can become whole humans who value the environment and themselves.
Heed the call. Click on the embedded link and offer a token of your support. Leave no child inside and support their efforts to continue bringing students into the wild.
If you pledge $40, you will receive a haiku from all students. DIG IT!