Adventure

Understanding Systems of the Body in Order to Make Positive Choices for Your Health

Throughout this semester-long Intensive, our high school students have studied multiple body systems to understand how the environment, plus what you put in your body, can affect it.

Is Water a Commodity or Is It a Basic Human Right?

This fall, 12 of our high school students and two of our teachers tackled the complex issues around water rights in their Water Scarcity Learning Expedition. To experience this first hand, students went on a 10-day immersive experience from the Hoover Dam to the Salton Sea.

Exploring Yosemite to Understand the Purpose of Art and Our Ethical Duty to the Wilderness

As part of our 4th-grade Fall Learning Expedition titled “Poetry, Poets, and Becoming Writers”, our students examined the purpose of art alongside our ethical duty to the wilderness. Fortunately for us, we need to look no further than the works of John Muir and Yosemite National Park to put these concepts together.

Examining the Criminal Justice System

For their student-designed Expedition, our group of 11th and 12th-grade students definitely picked an interesting subject to explore. In true TEA fashion, they took learning out of the classroom and into the field to investigate the criminal justice system, high recidivism rates in the United States, and figure out how to support reintegration.

Elementary School Winter Challenge Day at TEA

The students had their share of challenges spending their entire day outside during less-than-ideal weather, enduring a very windy day on campus. They persevered as they learned about the challenges one may face hiking and camping in the wilderness.

Pre-K Kiddos Go Cross Country Skiing at Squaw Valley

The Castle Peak Crew did a tremendous job of facing all of TEA’s character building traits during their cross-country ski outing to Squaw Valley. Each year, these XC ski trips are an absolute student favorite. They are the epitome of character building for these three and four-year-olds.

Learning About What Unites and Divides Us in the Windy City

Our group of HS students had an immense goal when they set out to study Unity and Division, and the students far exceeded what we thought we could cover. After 10 days in Chicago, students walked away with a better understanding of power, privilege, and identity, and what an individual can do to make the world a little bit better.

Learning About Atmospheric, Soil and Climate Science in California’s Wilderness

Are you interested in the “why” of the highly varied ecosystems in California? If so, this is the kind of TEA learning experience that’s just for you.

A Week in the Life of a TEA Pre-K Student

It’s hard work being a Pre-K kiddo at TEA. You’re always on the move meeting with real-world experts and going on amazing adventures. Granted there is an optional nap period each day, but somehow you manage to fit it all in.

Halloween at TEA Photo Gallery

Halloween is definitely a favorite at TEA, and this year just might have been the best ever. Thank you to TAP and TEA Student Council for organizing an AWESOME Halloween morning for our students!

Hands-on Exploration of the Physics of Flight

During this semester-long academic experience, students learned how to preflight a plane while participating in ground school, worked with internal combustion engines in the maintenance bay, and even flew in a fixed-wing airplane for an intro flight lesson. See how lessons in physics come to life at TEA.