Ideas, old and new, connect in bright young minds. Students and teachers connect within nimble learning/teaching interactions. Personalities connect and lifelong friendships flourish. Students connect with their own strengths and challenges, and grow in character, intellect, and ability.
From September 6-12, 34 Keystone 9th graders and 4 chaperones travelled to the Olympic National Forest in Washington state. Hosted by Nature Bridge, our students spent a week doing scientific research about rainforest ecology and environmental recovery after dam removal while also hiking, learning about leadership and building class camaraderie. Here students are seen journaling their thoughts on ecological laws while contemplating the tree that towered above them.