Two groups of students and faculty from Monomoy Regional High School headed out to diverse locations over April break, one group to China, and one group to Iceland.
Students participating in the travel opportunity to China, led by MRHS Mandarin teacher Melinda Jones and school staff member Betsy Casey, participated in a number of educational and volunteer activities. As part of learning about and participating in the local culture, the Monomoy team’s activities included visiting the forbidden city in Beijing, cleaning a section of the Great Wall, visiting a middle school classroom and an orphanage, going to the Leshan giant Buddha, and spending a day at a panda sanctuary.
The group traveling to Iceland had a focus on science and nature - including climate change and the environmental effects it is causing. The Monomoy students, guided by chaperones and MRHS teachers Rachel Barnes and Kari Flint, experienced the glaciers and geothermal wonders of Iceland: hot springs, volcanic craters, and subarctic fauna. They visited waterfalls and geysers, and learned about sustainable energy in the form of greenhouses powered by geothermal and hydroelectric sources.
Monomoy Regional High School offers a variety of travel opportunities to its students in order to expand their perspectives and broaden their understanding of the world around them. Other recent and future international destinations include Tanzania, Spain, England, Costa Rica, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.
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