Learning Journeys

Understanding Ecosystems: Students Engage in Research at Elkhorn Slough Reserve

On a clear, sunny morning last week, curious students explored the flora and fauna of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, investigating invertebrate specimens, water, air and soils tests, and recording observations in nature journals. Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and…

A Beacon of Faith and Humanity: Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa, passed away on December 26 at age 90. Mount Madonna School (MMS) students first…

Students Learning About Farming

Berries, Beans and Goats: Students Learning About Farming

Young students applied all of their senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste – this week to experiential lessons at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville. Mount Madonna School preschool and fourth grade students enthusiastically engaged with resident livestock and friendly farmers…