As a capstone to their Langley experience, the eighth-grade class traveled to New Mexico in September for a week-long adventure that serves as an important part of the curriculum. The trip gave students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture, develop valuable leadership skills, and learn about environmental sustainability.
Students spent time in several New Mexico cities – including Albuquerque, Taos, and Santa Fe – where they learned about the history and culture of the area, toured museums and historic sites, explored how members of different communities support each other, and enjoyed hiking and whitewater rafting. Students also learned about environmental sustainability as they studied permaculture.
Organized by the Global Youth Leadership Institute, the trip allowed time for students to take part in leadership games and activities, mindfulness, personal storytelling, and reflection on their impact on the world at-large.