Program Schedule

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Bo-StinYSL Program – Thursdays

Creating Collaborative Opportunities for Youth to connect with the Community and the Land for our 4th-8th graders

Thursdays from 3pm-6pm, Including a Healthy Snacks & Scholarships are available!


Winter / Spring Program 2020 Schedule 

9 Weeks – $360


The dates for Stewards for spring are as follows:

2/13, 2/27, 3/5,
3/19, 3/26, 4/2,
4/16, 4/23, 4/30
Campout 5/2-5/3

We have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to guarantee the most quality programming for the spring session as stewards continues to evolve as not just an after school pilot program but as a community project. 

We will be changing the structure a little bit, so that we are not meeting on campus.  The students will take the school bus to our site location for the day. 

This may include places like Agate Beach, Shao Shan Farm, Commonweal (RCA), Mesa Park. 

Will, will be at the bus on campus to take attendance and make sure all students get on. I will update where pick up will be in my weekly emails. 

We will be continuing a partnership with USF through their environmental studies program. We are very excited about this, and hope we can continue to foster this partnership as the mentoring element seems to be one of the most successful aspects of or program.


Fall Program 2019 Schedule

9 weeks- $360


Sept. 19

  • First Day with Bolinas Students– Bo-Stin School
  • Intro Circle and Opening Ceremony
  • What is home? Introducing college kids to Bolinas through eyes of young stewards
  • Pickup TBA

Sept. 26

  • Trust Walk
  • Visit goats with Melissa at PBUD Land
  • Pick up at Bo-Stin School

Oct. 3

  • Fire at Commonweal Garden
  • Winter bed prep- cover crop
  • Tracking – Medicinal Herb Walk
  • Intro to making fire by friction
  • Pick up at Commonweal Garden

Oct. 10

  • Visit to Shao Shan Farm
  • Pick Up at Shao Shen Farm

Oct. 17

  • Shelter making on RCA Beach and re-visit with fire making skills
  • Pick up at RCA Parking lot

Oct. 24

  • Community Apple Harvest
  • Pick up TBA

Oct. 31

  • NO CLASS

Nov. 7

  • Hiking Day at Audubon Canyon or Palo Marin
  • Pick up TBA

Nov. 14

  • Salve Making at Commonweal Garden
  • Pick up Commonweal Garden

Nov. 21

  • Closing Ceremony
  • Pick up TBA

Previous Schedules

2018/2019 School Year 


Fall 2018 Program – Learning the Land

The Fall program began on August 31st, 2018

$432 for the Fall 12-Week Series

Schedule

 Fall Program: Learning the Land Program

  • August 31: Bo School Orientation-intros, garden, cob oven dinner
  • September 7: Sky Road Webb, lagoon- stories, song, necklaces
  • September 14: BPUD Land Stewards – plant ID, trail walk, discussion
  • September 21: BPUD Land Stewards – trail restoration, invasive pull
  • September 28: BPUD Land – Goats on with Melissa
  • October 5: BPUD Land – Row Cropping with Mickey
  • October 12: 50/50 Gleening – Neighborhood Apple Harvesting
  • October 19: HARVEST Skills – fun w/ cob oven
  • October 26: Mesa Park, show us your skills, art, poetry. 
  • November 2: Birding with Keith Hanson
  • November 9: Mesa Park – planting 
  • November 16: Commonweal Garden Primitive Skills with Tamara Wilder & Overnight Campout (rescheduled due to ca-fire smoke) 
  • December 7th: Closing of fall program,  Planting of an apple tree in the Bolinas Campus School Garden / program evaluations)

Winter / Spring 2019 Program – Tending the Hearth / Walk on the Wild Side

 Begins  –  February 1st 2019

  • Feb 1st: orientation/ natives with Ben / gardening with Meg and Ian / Cob oven pizza with Melinda   
  • Feb 8th: Willderness First Aid and Basic Survival skills with Meg and Ian 
  • Feb 15th: Shelter Making at RCA with a Meg and Ian 
  • Feb 22nd No Class / Bo-Stin winter break
  • March 1st: Freebox tending with StuArt and beach walk / Games 
  • March 8th: Animal tracking with Richard Vaca
  • March 15th: To be determined (pending confirmation) 
  • March 22nd: Return to Shelter on RCA Beach for more creation, fire demos and stories
  • March 29th: Plant foraging and weed eradication with BPUD
  • April 5th: Herbal Salve making Eden Clearbrook, plant starts for Art and Garden (pending confirmation) 
  • April 12th: Bo-Stin Spring Break / No Class
  • April 19th: Clay harvesting and foraging 
  • April 26th: Fire ceramics at Cob oven, make seed balls for Art and Garden, prep for Commonweal overnight.
  • May 3rd: Overnight at Commonweal, with skill sharing led by Tamara Wilder on May 4.

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