Yearly Archives: 2014

Hiking and Redwoods It was a beautiful day and upon entering the park we were greeted by several black-tailed deer.  Lunch was enjoyed in the oak picnic area where we would meet our docents for the day. When the docents arrived … Continue reading

Ceramics and Painting Due to a rainy day, the planned activities had to be moved indoors. The community center turned out to be the perfect place for lunch  and for painting. After lunch, we engaged in a few activities along … Continue reading

Ceramics and Hiking This beautiful park seems to be a favorite with its serene walking areas and trails leading to Sugarloaf mountain. We enjoyed our lunch under the trees and then we split into groups. While one group participated in … Continue reading

Binary Codes After lunch at a nearby park in Atherton, we headed to the Intel Museum, where we toured the museum and participated in a class about binary code. Working with beads, students gained an understanding of how information is stored … Continue reading

Healing Plants, Aromas, and A Scavenger Hunt Despite the warm weather, our visit to Twin Pines Park was cool and comfortable thanks to the park’s abundant shade. After lunch, students separated into two groups. One group explored the medicinal properties … Continue reading

Japanese Culture with Haiku, Marshall Arts and Tea Garden We began with a brief introduction to haiku poetry, after which we read a book called “One Leaf Rides in the Wind” by Celeste Mannis. Students took turns reading aloud haikus … Continue reading

Japan and Origami We started out the afternoon with a brief introduction about Japan. We shared an ancient story of a girl named Sadako. The story highlighted the significance of origami in Japanese culture. All students enjoyed the story and … Continue reading

US Space Program and Universe This place is totally awesome!”, was one of the comments heard soon after entering the research center. We started our session by working on an outer space cross word puzzle. After that we briefly started … Continue reading

Team building and group activities: Playing games and getting to know one another was the focus of our first outing between KidzJet and Synapse. After lunch, we played different games involving Bean Bags and Bubbles. Other activities included soccer and playing at … Continue reading