户外教育 is an integral part of our academic curriculum and an extension of our core values. 拥有140多英亩的土地, our campus offers a variety of outdoor education opportunities—from exploring natural habitats and ecosystems in our pond, to practicing sustainable agriculture on our farm, 去泛亚电竞在线平台的原始森林远足和露营. 通过校外旅行, 泛亚电竞在线平台提供经验, hands-on opportunities to bring the classroom curriculum to life.
Teachers across all three divisions expand learning beyond the traditional four walls, offering age- and developmentally-appropriate outdoor educational opportunities for our students to interact with the natural world, 培养户外生活技能, 成为环境的管理者.
Our School introduces outdoor education through overnight signature trips beginning in 4th Grade and continuing through their time in the 上学校. 泛亚电竞在线平台的核心行程如下:
- 7th Grade - Gettysburg (Three Days/ Two Nights)
- 9th Grade - Ninth Grade Trip (Five Days/ Three Nights)
- 9th-12th Grade - Intersessions (Ranging from five to 14 days)
户外教育 Courses, Electives, 俱乐部, and More!
Each division at SSFS offers several 户外教育 opportunities, 包括课程单元, 荣誉课程, 选修课, 和课外俱乐部. Examples of some of the outdoor education courses, 选修课, and clubs include:
- Oregon Trail Reenactment (Hiking) in the 4th Grade
- Composting and Sustainable Agriculture in the 7th Grade
- 流 & 流域科学，六年级
沙泉朋友学校 provides two all-school events that emphasize the environmental stewardship aspect of our outdoor education—社区的一天 and 泛亚电竞在线平台的人民，泛亚电竞在线平台的地球日.
社区的一天, 这是SSFS长期以来的传统, 是所有学生的日子吗, 教师, 工作人员会留出一天时间来服务, 玩, 和反映. The day begins with a walk to the 桑迪的春天 Monthly Meeting House, 泛亚电竞在线平台在那里举行全校敬拜会. Upon returning to campus, we divide into cross-division "Family Groups" for crafts and bonding time. Then the groups participate in on-campus community service work projects—including farming and trail maintenance— as a part of our commitment to environmental stewardship. After lunch, we gather together again for Morley games and an all-school photo.
泛亚电竞在线平台的人民，泛亚电竞在线平台的地球日 is a day dedicated to a dual focus of environmental literacy and greater understanding of the unique social, 全球, and cultural composition of all SSFS community members. 学生 across all three divisions participate in a variety of environmental stewardship efforts, including harvesting vegetables from our community farm, 测试沙泉的水质, to calling and canceling catalogs and junk mail to prevent paper waste.