Laurel Tree Charter School
Background and Mission
Laurel Tree Charter School is a Kindergarten through 12th grade school focused on "creating the education we want for our children." The Laurel Tree Charter School is located 4555 Valley West Blvd in Arcata, CA.
Mission: Laurel Tree's Mission is to create a sustainable model of education which provides all students with accessible curriculum, based on college preparatory standards, while developing life and social skills in a mixed age setting.
The Fall 2012 semester of ENGR215 Introduction to Design worked with Laurel Tree Charter School to design and build green educational infrastructure and apparatuses that supports K-12 education at their Arcata, CA location.
Energy use visualizationMethod to creatively visualize school energy use. Human powered blenderTwo person human powered blender device Newton's laws of motion apparatusesThree devices to teach Newton's laws of motion using mystery Electrical wiring apparatusDevice to teach series and parallel wiring using intrigue Earthen ovenEarthen oven for making pizza Interactive green benchesAmphitheater of three interactive green benches Primary garden to kitchenGarden beds for primary students to grow veggies for the kitchen