From the heart of Silicon Valley to the ends of the earth—Journey to the Galapagos
This year we welcomed students back from an educational trip to the Galapagos Islands to follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. His studies in the Galapagos Islands represent diversity, and not just diversity of species, but diversity of inquiry and understanding. In many ways, what the Galapagos represents for the development of the human intellectual experience resonates with our core values and approach to education.
To embody Darwin in our travels, we took a cross-curricular approach, sending along a History teacher and an AP Science teacher to help connections made come full circle, finding relevance from one topic within another. Collaborative learning is indicative of the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley community, and we want our students to have an appreciation of the multi-faceted nature of studying and learning.