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Biocitizen LA's "Our Place" Summer School!

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Echo Park

Los Angeles, CA

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Our Place Summer School is designed to “unplug” your child by bringing them into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies and infrastructures of local natural and urban environments of Echo Park and more largely the Los Angeles River Basin Biome. Biocitizen LA will get your child “off the screen and into the green”!

We provide immersive and experiential learning for ages 6-14, via Field Environmental Philosophy (FEP). FEP is simply the practice of inquiry based learning while we walk. Each day while deep in a park, on the LA river, or discovering the origins of an historic street or mural, we encourage an adventure that lets them experience, interpret and make sense of where, and how, they live.

Our 2017 summer program will consist of ten one week sessions. Our weekly sessions consist of five, six-hour days in which we roam “our place”—the parks, the river, the city, and the beaches—investigating our natural and cultural history with all our senses, and enjoying the whole-being stimulation of deep biotic immersion.

Wings sessions are designed for younger students who want to explore awesome places, & learn and have fun, without being forced to go on hikes that are too long and hard. The general, but not strict, age is from 6 to 10. pect 1 to 2.5 miles of hiking a day.

Sharpshins Sessions are designed for students with more advanced trekking skills, which means they enjoy walking off-trail, can identify poison oak/stinging nettle, & without prompting stay fueled and hydrated . The general, but not strict, age is from 10 to 13. Students should expect at least 1.5 – 4 miles hiking a day.

Our Place Summer School 2017 will be conducted Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm during these weeks:

June 19-23
June 26-30
July 5-7 (3 day session)
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-August 4
August 7-11
August 14-18
August 21-25

Cost: The cost of Each 5 day, 30 hour Wings and Sharpshins session is $400.00.

For more information, check out our website www.biocitizenla.org or email us at biocitizenla@gmail.com !

See you this summer!

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Echo Park

Los Angeles, CA

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