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Six Rivers Charter School
Background and Mission
Six Rivers Charter School is a charter high school adjacent to Arcata High School in Arcata, California. The Six Rivers Charter School's mission is: "Through communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, Six Rivers is a community that strengthens dependent learners into independent and interdependent learners. In valuing the whole student, Six Rivers provides opportunities for success within and beyond School."
The Fall 2019 semester of ENGR215 Introduction to Design worked with Six Rivers Charter and Arcata High Schools to design and expand the outdoor educational spaces for their adjoining high school campuses in Arcata, CA as well as a complete redesign of their conductivity testing and education apparatus.
garden pathwayTransforming a dangerous broken stairway into a garden switchback trail from upcycled materials such as tires and broken concrete. garden teaching areaUpgrading the pirate themed agricultural area replete with gabions, rope, and a ship wheel to include safe, less muddy, seating for 35. pocket orchardA pocket orchard learning area retained by over 70 feet of gabions, leveled with over six dumptrucks of soil, and planted with 3 of an eventual 6 fruit trees. conductivity probesFour, low cost, aesthetic, accessible, and replicable teaching tools for conductivity experiments.
The Fall 2018 semester of ENGR215 Introduction to Design worked with Six Rivers Charter and Arcata High Schools to design and build outdoor educational spaces for their adjoining high school campuses in Arcata, CA.
solar cellphone chargerDirect and educational solar charging of cell phones. outdoor common areaTransforming an outdoor area into an inviting meeting space. human sundialA student powered sundial in the center of campus. garden landscapeA large agricultural learning area retained by 66 feet of gabions. pirate's cove cornerA pirate themed agricultural area replete with gabions, rope, and a ship wheel.
- Press from 2018's Phase 1 - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1932318520154711