The Sandy Spring Museum has partnered with The Journey School to enhance the school’s history education, provide hands on opportunities, and participation in community and civic events.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Citizen Science program and The Journey School students are committed to working together on long-term archaeological and scientific based projects. Currently, students are participating in an on-site archaeological dig in Edgewater, Maryland. Students work side by side with archaeologists and college students to discover the history and use of the land.
The staff members of Educators Connecting Research to the K-16 Classroom, LLC (ECRC) and The Journey School will work collaboratively to build educational programming that is based on authenticity, real world applications and assessment for continuous improvement. Example projects:
Mentor and support the creation of a C.A.R.E.S. Aquatic Program based on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Endangered Species List.
Field experiences involving the National Aquarium’s Spartina Grasses and Popular Island program
Provide “real world” ideas and connections that emulate current science research.