In recognition of Earth day, Viewpoint School celebrated with over two weeks of activities to spread awareness of our beautiful planet.
The Middle School started the week with field trips to some of our local treasures, Sixth Grade went on a hike at the Mountain Restoration Trust in Calabasas, Seventh Grade headed to Zuma Beach where they cleaned up the beach under the guidance of Heal the Bay. As we moved into the next week, National Geographic photographer Mike Greenfelder came and visited our Primary and Lower Schools, presenting some amazing facts about nature, animals, and the world we live in. In the Middle and Upper Schools, students were able to experience solar cooking in the plaza, roasting marshmallows with the light from the sun. The week continued with a visit from our friend Sid the Sloth of the Wildlife Learning Center, Ninth Graders kindly sorted the trash from recyclables, composting, and trash. The week ended with the 4th Annual Earthchella celebration. The ECOLET was buzzing with a visit from Coast and Canyon Wildlife, Heal the Bay, Sierra Club, California Native Plant Society, and CREATE Studio. While we listened to the sounds of some of our wonderful singers and jazz players, students joined Amy Davis making straws from a locally invasive grass, and our very own Ms. Hicks created a collaborative nature painting of a meadow of flowers. Primary and Lower School students celebrated their Earth Day with music from the Primary and Lower School Chorus and an informational session about Heal the Bay. The Earth is precious to us here at Viewpoint, “mid the canyons” we want to make sure that our students have the education on how to look after this planet. From sea shores to animals from the rainforest, our Kindergarten through Twelfth Graders have had a wonderful week celebrating our Earth.