Arete Charter Academy 2021-2022
Please pay close attention to age restrictions. There are a limited number of paid Arete spots. Please let us know ASAP if you need to cancel. Consider signing up for one field trip each month for the first week so more families have a chance to participate. Also, closely pay attention fees owed by parents or non-Arete siblings. Thanks!
*Meet at Food Love Farm- Wednesday, September 15, 10:30am-12:00pm TK-8th Grade
Sierra Harvest's Food Love Farm is an educational farm devoted to promoting nutrition education, food security, and community involvement. It engages students in cultivating and tending plants. Serves as an outdoor classroom to teach science, math, literacy, and social skills through gardening and culinary activities. Builds on each student's knowledge base from year to year, culminating in a generation fully equipped to envision and create an equitable, local, sustainable food system from seed to plate. Masks are required on this field trip.
*Meet at Sierra Foothills Research Center- Friday, October 15, 10am-2pm 3-5th grades (Bring a sack lunch) $10 fee for parents to be paid by October 8th in exact change or check to PRSD.
Masks will only be required when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained. This may include times during the field trip when we are all huddled around having a discussion or working in close proximity. You will also need to sign a liability waiver.
Witness spawning salmon on a student hiking expedition. Students learn about salmon ecology, mining impacts on salmon habitats, their cultural significance, and salmons role as a keystone species. This is not a great fit for young siblings. Parents are invited or can drop off/pick up.
*Meet at Bishops Pumpkin Patch- Friday, October 29 10:10am-12:10pm TK-8th grades. Tour will begin prompty, so please do not be late! Grades TK-8 Arete will pay fees for Arete students only. Parents/siblings MUST pre-pay by Monday, October 25 with $9 each in exact change or check to PRSD.
*Meet at Placer Nature Center- Friday, November 5, 10am-11:30ish Grades TK-2 (You can bring a sack lunch and picnic on the grounds after the field trip).
Length of Program: 1.5 hours Habitat – A Place To Live: What is your ecological address? By observing and discussing the places where animals live, students learn the concept of habitat. Students will explore the components of habitat (food, shelter, water, space) and find how each is essential to the survival of living beings. Parents can stay or leave at this field trip. You will need to pay that day ($8) for siblings over age 2
*Meet at Traylor Ranch- Friday, November 19, 10am-1 or 2pm (Bring a sack lunch) Grades 3-8th
Learning From the Land at Traylor Ranch- Two to three hours of investigations and observations at Traylor Ranch Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary in Penryn, CA. PNC staff will guide students in small groups through inquiry-based discovery stations that explore stream and grassland ecology as well as the cultural history of the land. After a lunch break, students come together to perform a riparian restoration project and then end the day with a reflective writing activity. Parents can stay or leave at this field trip. You will need to pay that day ($8) for siblings over age 2
|| Sarah Schwartz