FSI Field Trip to Camp Pinnacle

FSI Field Trip to Camp Pinnacle

On October 31, the entire Franklin School of Innovation CREW (teachers, administrators, students, and lots of supporting families) set off on our first collective expedition to Camp Pinnacle for a glorious day of fresh air and fun. Once at the camp, crews gathered in the council circle for a welcome and to get their crew treasure maps for the day’s adventures. Chris DeFiore started things off with a story of Expeditionary Learning’s heritage in the philosophy and practice of the Outward Bound Program. After that, armed with maps and instructions designed to make each Crew grapple with collective problem-solving, involving Directions, Meaning, Structure, and Action, Crews headed off into the wilderness with their fearless crew leaders for a morning of building relational trust and crew spirit.

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Note: The photos in this particular blog post are primarily from Mr. Stahkle’s crew. We invite other photographers who captured this day digitally to share their images! : )

D- SCAVENGER HUNT:    Students will collect specific items in the woods (see list below) and then collaboratively create an artistic CREW design on the forest floor.  A photo will be taken of this CREW design to be included in an archived digital collection to commemorate this year’s FSI original Crews.    Find:  5 different species of deciduous leaves  6 cones, pods, and/or seeds from trees evergreen needles; branches and twigs 10 acorns  2 kinds of lichen; three stones  miscellaneous other items to make the design even more spectacular.
FSI First Ever Field Trip: A whole school expedition to Camp Pinnacle, October 31, 2014

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