Outdoor education trips have been a tradition at The Buckley School stretching back four decades.
Sixth through twelfth grade classes take trips to different outdoor locations every school year to bond a class and to learn about the outdoors. Trips include canoeing on the Russian River, climbing at Joshua Tree National Park, exploring caves in Sequoia National Forest, and learning survival skills at El Capitan in Santa Barbara. Teachers and staff partner with naturalist organizations every year on these trips to ensure environmental appreciation is an important part of our student's education. Photos from various years of OED trips are included in our current fall exhibit in the Robert Young Library. Posters are courtesy of our school's amazing print shop manager, Mr. Tom Henderson.
The co-creator of Urinetown, Mark Hollmann, spoke to cast and crew members today via Skype about their production of the musical, sharing how the Tony-award winning play became a Broadway hit, how he and the writer Greg Kotis collaborated on story and music, and why the play's social and political message continues to resonate across audiences.