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California Dreamin’ Day 15

July 18, 2018

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What with all the excitement, I forgot to mention in my previous post that we ended day 14 by pulling into Palm Springs for a two-night stay. Stepping off the bus we were slapped by a wave of hot, stale air….

California Dreamin’ Day 14

July 17, 2018

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It’s hard to believe we’ve been in California for two whole weeks; time has just flown by! Then again, the morning we all met at the airport feels, at least in my memory, like a lifetime ago. I guess that’s…

California Dreamin’ Day 13

July 15, 2018

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Contrary to popular belief, Friday the 13th is not an unlucky day. Case in point, the fantastic time we had at Venice beach! After starting this so called unlucky day with a very productive work period (these essays are practically…

FIJI 2018

July 15, 2018

Filed Under: Biology in Fiji - Grade 11, Travel Blog,

Students spent the afternoon lathering themselves in mineral rich mud at the base of Sleeping Giant Mountain just outside of Nadi. First, students covered themselves in head to toe with mud. Next, we played team building activities on the lawn…

California Dreamin’ Day 12

July 13, 2018

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Look out Hollywood, here we come! after an early breakfast, we rode the bus to the heart of movie magic: Warner Bros Studios! Under the iconic WB water tower (spoiler alert: it doesn’t have water in it anymore…) our tour…

California Dreamin’: Day 10 & 11

July 13, 2018

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In the words of Ms. Douglas, on this trip “we work hard, but then we play hard.” Day 10 was a perfect example of this philosophy. The day began with a work period prep for the course’s final essay, an…

California Dreamin’ Day 8 & 9

July 13, 2018

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Time to hit the beach! Is there any better way to celebrate the halfway point of our trip then a couple days of sand and sun?  …The answer is no. After checking out of our Salinas hotel we hit the…

California Dreamin’: Day 6 & 7

July 10, 2018

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Day 6 Goodbye San Francisco! It is time for us to move on to see more of the beautiful Golden State. First stop: the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk! A permanent carnival, the boardwalk offers shopping, rides, games, and tasty…

Dreamin’ in California: Day Four & Five

July 9, 2018

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July 4th started off with a very productive morning, with everyone working hard on their seminar presentations. But after the hard work was done (and the tasty Berkeley cafeteria lunch was eaten) it was time to tackle one of the…

California Dreamin’ Day Three: West Coast Inspiration

July 5, 2018

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‘Day three, day three What can I say of thee? Day three, day three, Let’s read our poetry. Poetry in the courtyard–what a way to start the day! Channelling the inspiration they got from the Beat Museum, our brave students…