For the past year a group of 10 East Boston High School (EBHS) students with the guidance of two EBHS teachers have been learning science and helping their community. The students have been reading and creating science non-fiction stories for elementary students at Umana Academy in East Boston. They have also been mentoring 6th graders leading and environmental initiative at Umana.
During all of this, the students were also fundraising for their biggest service learning project – a trip to Arizona to volunteer at the Navajo Nation reservation. The students completed their trip last week and chronicled their activities on a group blog. During the trip, they were able to visit a charter school that is entirely off the grid, learn about sheep farming, work on the sheep farm, help clean up trash, cook traditional Navajo food, and explore the Grand Canyon. Experiential learning at its best!