Students work with local non-profits to benefit their community! See details through this link for Community Service Log and details.
Quilts for Kids
Linked to reading an in-class book (Whirligig), many students choose to make a quilt for babies needing care at the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. They are distributed to families in a time of tremendous stress and need to make a difference!
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE SERVICE
The Nature Academy has an extensive garden area that has been built and developed by students and parents. We try to access it as much as possible - 'commraderie of pick and shovel'!
Located within the garden, students have built a pond, installed a solar panel power station, and are in the final stages of implenting a recirculating pump system. It has required several years and the efforts of many. We are so excited to see it come to be a real world learning situation!
Our greenhouse was built with parent help some years ago. Last year a student action project team installed a rainwater catchment system. Our next step is to problem solve a water transfer pump and provide a model for those interested in setting one up themselves!
Disc Golf Course
Black Mouse Disc Golf Course is a community resource originally concieved and built by Nature Academy students with the help and oversight of world renowned course designer Tom Schott in 2001. It is truly a community run course now with the Black Mouse Disc Golf Club taking lead on course improvements!!