“Back-to-school” is a very alluring phrase to students at Rohan Woods School; particularly the 5th- and 6th-graders. That’s because each year, these two grades, along with faculty, take the educational trek of a lifetime.
Rohan Woods offers a rotating education trip for 5th- and 6th-graders each year to these two amazing locations:
Huntsman Marine Science Centre:
Located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, the Centre offers students a first-hand look at coastal shores and how to achieve sustainable development and effective management of these amazing natural resources. The Centre is located at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, perfectly situated to access one of the world’s most biologically productive ecosystems. “This trip provides an important science interface that we use to complement our science curriculum at Rohan Woods to access and understand the amazing life in our oceans,” explained Rohan Woods Headmaster Sam Page. While at the Centre, students study sea star, feed stingrays, and go on a whale-sighting expedition. But perhaps the most exciting discovery of the week, as the ocean waters receded a vast 25 feet daily to reveal amazing ocean life, are the two-foot worms with fangs!
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center:
Located just outside Cortez, CO, Crow Canyon allows Rohan Woods students the opportunity to participate in authentic archaeology and anthropology of the ancestral Pueblo people. While there, the young scientists immerse themselves into seven very full days of archaeology and anthropology by learning, researching and reenacting the lifestyles, history and culture of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Their newfound skill sets include learning to hunt by using an atlatl to throw a spear or aiming a curved hunting stick, how to sustain a family through dry farming, grinding corn, and making a fire using only two sticks and a stone. to Through hands-on opportunities to field study observations, students experience the environmental wisdom of ancient astronomy, architecture and pottery of the Pueblo culture in America. Students are amazed in the immense amount of information they learn in one week by actual immersion and interdisciplinary exploration of Ancestral Pueblo people, science and life.