Emerson School visits Natural Bridges State Park

Written by Christina Trujillo

Monthly field trips are an integral piece of Emerson School’s curriculum. Hands-on, real-world, experiences help cultivate the whole child and are an important aspect of Montessori curriculum.

For their most recent adventure, Emerson School spent the day at Natural Bridges State Park and learned all about Monarch butterflies. They had a docent led assembly, went on a nature walk to see Monarch clusters, and explored the Monarch gardens to find living caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies. They spent the rest of the day having lunch at the beach, playing in the sand and exploring the tide pools.

A special thank you to one of our parents, Chandra, for capturing the day.

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Christina Trujillo

Christina is a Senior Administrator at Early Learning Institute, a Palo Alto-based organization that operates child care centers and private schools in the Bay Area—including the HeadsUp! Child Development Centers in Palo Alto, North San Jose, and Pleasanton, Emerson School in Palo Alto and Hacienda School in Pleasanton—and offers writing programs for school-age children.

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