Braving the Rapids

If Outdoor Education is about teaching perspective, then the whitewater rafting trip to the Kern River should get an A! Fourteen students and two teachers braved the rapids of the Kern this past weekend, learning to work together to navigate the rough waters. The trip also included a more gentle tour of the giant Sequoias that grace the west side of the Sierra Nevada.

The Science of Snacking

Every year, biology teacher Lisa Boys takes her students into the kitchen and teaches them to make pretzels and yogurt. There's more science there than you might think, as students explore the process of fermentation before getting to snack on their science experiments.