Trillium Charter School is a TK - 5th grade charter school located in Arcata, California. In 2023, Trillium partnered with Cal Poly Humboldt to build products and infrastructure that teach science and sustainability on the Trillium Charter School Campus.
Trillium Charter School focuses on mixed age learning in multi-grade classes with a strong school- wide environmental science, art education and social/emotional learning program. The community philosophy is guided by the Trillium Values: "Honor Differences, Respect Others and the Earth, Always Try Your Best, and Everyone is Welcome." Trillium is currently enrolling for next school year in all grades.
Projects[edit | edit source]
The Spring 2023 semester of ENGR215 Introduction to Design worked with Trillium Charter School to design products and infrastructure that teach math, science, and sustainability. This year's projects were generously sponsored by The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise!
A custom Galton board for exploring probability.
A busy board to entertain and educate students waiting in line for lunch.
A paper making station and machine to enhance the paper making and pen pal experience at Trillium.
Various math paths including shape-based and fraction-based hopscotch and a protractor 3-point line.
A solar thermal warm water sink so students can watch their hands before eating.
An cob bench with an integrated tunnel.