Author: Jeff Sandler, teacher, The Berkeley School
In May 2014, the 7th grade life science class from The Berkeley School spent an entire week out in the field focusing
on some of our local communities. In addition to participating in both LiMPETS monitoring projects (sand crabs at Muir Beach and the rocky intertidal zone at Duxbury Reef in Bolinas), students and teachers spent a night camping and learning about the redwoods at Samuel P. Taylor park.
We also participated in a service learning project with the organization Save the Bay. Almost 700 seedlings were separated and transplanted to get ready for their eventual use in restoring the bay’s wetlands. The students created blogs to communicate their experiences and make their learning visible.