Jay said, “That snake skin was so great! It looked rough, but when I touched it, it was soft. WE got to see critters in the lake. I even caught a red salamander!
Hagginwood Elementary teachers, Kerrin Seishas and David West, dreamed of taking their 6th grade students to Alliance Redwoods Outdoor Education Center for three days. DREAM agreed, sent them $2700 and off to camp they went. They learned about things like Forest Ecology, Animal Ecosystems, Herpetology, Geology and & Stream plus participated in challenge courses such as Wall Climbing, Zip Lines, Leaps and Group Trust Activities. Students who have attended in the past will often say that their 6th grade trip to the redwoods was the single most memorable part of their elementary education.
Kerrin shared with us when they returned this year, “Our students had an amazing time and learned so much, not only academically, but about themselves. They gained self-confidence and learned to positively encourage each other and their teams.”
Don’t you love science camps? DREAM does. Thank you for helping make these kind of dreams come true!
Tina Hughes-Corben, one of TRUSD’s dedicated teachers and DREAM supporter, wanted to take 111 7th and 8th grade students to Chabot Science Center and asked for $750 to help with admission and transportation.
Here is what she reported after the trip: “Our students gained so much from their dissecting experience! When we go to Chabot we have classes to dissect squid given by experts! We do not have the necessary tools at our school for dissection so going is an excellent opportunity for us. The Planetarium Show this year was a wonderful eye opener for many of our students as well. It gave them an insight to the Space Race to the Moon and the current Google Race to the Moon project, which includes many schools, scholars, various scientists and others in many fields.