Throughout the week, students explore local green spaces and discover previously unseen "treasures." One of the hallmarks of Pinnacle is our dedication to engaging learners in experiences that increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop their capacity to contribute to the community. Sometimes these experiences are planned in the classroom and other times we take advantage of "teachable moments" in the field.
Weekend excursions are only included in the MLK program, and take place on scheduled Saturdays. These trips are an opportunity for extended time in the field, and usually last 4-8 hours. Weekend excursions are divided into two categories: Community Service and Outdoor Skills. An example of our service-based excursions is our work in gardens with Seattle Tilth, whose missions is to inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system.
Our skill-based excursions include hikes in and around Seattle, indoor climbing trips, snow-shoeing, and other activities that give students an introduction to a new outdoor skill. Occasionally, we will have an entire weekend excursions that requires an overnight stay, such as a camping trip.