As 2018 comes to an end, Wissahickon prepares for another calendar year of important work. To help support our ambitious efforts, we will join a movement called #givingtuesday , a global day of giving happening next Tuesday, Nov 27th. Consider being a part of #givingtuesday by supporting Wissahickon and helping us achieve some of our 2018 goals- expanding and improving our #outdoorprogram , further stocking our #libraries and continuing our celebrated #arts program. Help preserve the things that make Wissahickon a #magicalplacetolearn
Give here: Wissahickoncharter.org/support/ways-to-give
A hearty group of nine upper campus students led by Renee Jenkinson '98, Adam Atherton, and Kaai Spencer had an epic adventure to Waimanu Valley this past weekend. They were rewarded with amazing stargazing, empty beaches, and great weather until Saturday morning. An early morning weather check with an emergency beacon that is carried on all backcountry trips, and seeing the waterfalls in the back of the valley grow, put the group on alert and they packed up and hiked out of Waimanu before the weather worsened. As they hiked the trail out of Waimanu, the group set safety lines to cross a stream that increased in size due to the rains, eventually arriving safely at the hunter's shelter, soaking wet and triumphant. The group spent the evening drying out and enjoying the roof overhead before hiking back to Waipi’o Sunday morning. "We talked as a group about our choice to leave and discovered later that the campground had indeed flooded," said Renee Jenkinson. "We discussed that we were in an intense situation and we used our skills and good judgement to make good decisions and safely navigate challenging terrain.” Photos by Tiare Apina '20 & Renee Jenkinson. #waimanuvalley#waimanu#backcountry#hiking#exploring#wonder#outdoorprogram#adventure#hawaii#hawaiiisland
Attention preschoolers: You and your adult guardian are invited to Discovery Days hosted by the Ada Parks & Rec Department. Join us on Tuesday, October 9 from 10 a.m.-Noon to learn all about how trees get their beautiful fall colors and the special skills trees have. There will be hands-on learning stations, crafts and snacks provided. Cost: $5/child. Pre-registration requested. Contact Mark at 616-676-0520 or email@example.com.
Location: Ada Park
1116 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301
HPA’s outdoor program continues to offer exceptional opportunities for our students to deepen their appreciation and respect for the natural environment on Hawaii Island. Two weekends ago, a group of hearty students set out from Anaeho’omalu and hiked eight miles of the King’s Trail section of the Ala Kahakai trail network, arriving at Kiholo State Park Reserve late in the afternoon. Students camped for two days at the campsites fronting the ocean and spent one of their mornings partnering with the Nature Conservancy and Hui Aloha Kiholo, cleaning and maintaining the fishponds in the area. Photos by Alex Peskova ‘19, Sophia Bunch ‘19, & @krookedsurface #anaehoomalu#kingstrail#alakahakaitrail#natureconservancy#huialohakiholo#kiholo#hawaiiisland#hpa#hpakamakani#hpaoutdoorprogram#outdoorprogram#servicelearning