Costa Rica trip set for June
The school is launching its first trip to Costa Rica June 4-10. Middle School Director Robert Bryan organized the trip with WorldStrides.
The trip is science-oriented and open to all students, and the goal is to visit several nature and wildlife reserves in the Costa Rican rain forest.
“I believe that the beautiful and interesting settings, the various activities, and the science orientation of the Costa Rica trip will engage students and produce learning experiences that will last a lifetime,” Bryan said.
ACUTE spreads awareness
ACUTE, the campus environmental club, held an assembly Oct. 20 to promote an environmentally-friendly campus.
The presentation included a video about avoiding electronic waste and recycling batteries, computers and televisions. Isabelle Riu ’10, one of Acute’s co-presidents, said the club’s main goal is to “spread awareness of our everyday actions and to work towards a green campus.”
Jennifer Garrison Ross, science department head and the club’s faculty advisor, said it’s imperative to have a student group focused on the environment.
“I think it’s important for a couple of reasons,” she said. “First, for the student body to learn about global environmental awareness when they aren’t able to take a class in that. Even more importantly, to create an environmental focus on campus and in the lives of the students – for them to really think about what they’re doing.”
MSCF sells Trees for Change
The Marlborough School Charity Fund has decided to run a “Trees for a Change” program at the school from the beginning of November to Dec. 18.
MSCF will sell the tree “gifts” for $15, and then the trees will be planted in forests devastated by forest fires, disease or insects. For every fifty trees that MSCF sells, the school will keep forty percent of the sales.
“I’m always interested in projects that benefit the environment, and MSCF is always seeking ways to raise money, so this seemed like a great project for both sides,” said Director of Community Service Laurie Brown. “Given the terrible forest fires in CA this year, I feel lucky that Trees for a Change found us.”
Trees for a Change is funded by the U.S. Forest Service.