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April 27 - 30Student ziplining through trees

(Grades 4-5)

The Independence Weekend classes offer project-based learning opportunities to practice skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum. A class theme provides the motivational, real-world relevance for learning, and students practice a range of interdisciplinary skills by working collaboratively to obtain meaningful products or experiences. Students also have the opportunity to share personal experiences with others who are visually impaired.

This popular Outdoor Adventures class provides outdoor learning experiences for elementary age students. Students participate in a variety of activities such as canoeing, zip lining, interacting with horses, and taking a guided nature walk. During their adventures, students learn about Texas Hill Country’s natural history, participate in measurement lessons based on their activities, and consider scientific aspects of urban and rural environments. While the theme of the weekend’s activities is outdoor adventures, the underlying goal is for students to challenge themselves with new experiences, to assess risk-taking, and to build awareness about their strengths and challenges. This class provides many opportunities to practice self-determination, independent living skills, recreation and leisure skills, and social skills.