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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 Learning Center 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 is working with Laurel Tree Charter School to design and build green educational infrastructure and apparatuses that supports K-12 education at their Arcata, CA location.
- Low embedded energy, natural, beautiful way to cook pizza, e.g., cobb oven
- Apparatus that uses surprise to teach Newton’s laws for high school
- Low embedded energy, natural, beautiful bench for primary students
- Apparatus that uses surprise to teach series versus parallel wiring for 7th-8th
- Apparatus that teaches work and machines for 7th-8th
- Visually monitoring the electrical energy use at the school
- Human powered blender for K-12
- Primary school garden to kitchen infrastructure