Saturday, September 15, 2007

Experiential Ed: The Logan School

We had the opportunity to host a group of spirited young people from The Logan School at the Nip and Tuck crag in Boulder Canyon.

The Logan School’s curriculum is heavily immersed in experiential education. When we met our group it was clear they were stoked and ready to climb! Dividing into small pods, the kids worked in teams coaching each other up the routes.

Some kids chose to onsight the climbs letting the challenge and experience unfold as it was happening. Others chose to analyze what we were doing with our bodies, before attempting a route. One young man taught us about force and its relationship with surface mass. There was much talk about journaling their experiences via poetry and art. The plant life and animals provided additional learning opportunities about the natural world.