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Kathy, Nancy, and Lauren have planned some away-from-school experiences for the 6th grade class that focus on local history, the environment, and community service. Our goals for the trip are to help students bond and work together as a class, to help them gain a sense of personal independence and to deepen their appreciation for the community they live in. Students will spend two nights at White Memorial’s Carriage House. (Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9.) During their time away from home, the class will participate in a few educational/community service programs, many community-building activities and be responsible for making their own meals. We will first visit the New Britain Museum of American Art to see many works of art, including an exhibit on fish. On Tuesday afternoon we will take a ride to the American Mural Project in Winsted where we will work with muralists who will help us create our own masterpiece. On Wednesday, the class will clear invasive species for Project Native in Housatonic, Massachusetts. After spending another night at White Memorial, we will travel to Millbrook School where we will work as zookeepers for the day at Trevor Zoo. Students will return to WMS for regular afternoon pickup time on Thursday. Friday will be a community service and art project day at WMS. Please note that there is regular pick up at WMS for 6th grade students on Monday, Thursday, and Friday that week.