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The Webb Schools Unbounded Days 2012

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Published on Mar 8, 2012

Here is an exciting look into the two dozen Unbounded Days courses offered to Webb students this year. Trips ranged from on-campus chemistry and baking lessons, to bicycling down the Californian coastline. Other groups chose to study the ecology of Santa Cruz Island, or the environmental impact of the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona. Other groups made exploration day trips into Los Angeles through visits to museums and cultural neighborhoods like Olvera Street and Little Tokyo.

Webb's talented faculty designed thirty different courses that students could choose from. The course offerings were varied, but they all shared a common mission, as outlined in the purpose statement for this program:

Unbounded Days draws upon The Webb Schools' enduring purpose of inspiring students to boldly reach for a greater sense of who they are and what they can achieve. Through immersive, collaborative, relevant, and deeply engaging journeys that connect the classroom and the broader world, students expand their understanding of what it means to think, create, and reflect. They learn that their possibilities and their minds are truly unbounded.

The biennial symposium is truly a celebration of intellectual curiosity and creative problem-solving. Made possible by a gift from Robert A. Hefner III '53, founder and owner and managing partner of GHK Company, pioneer in natural gas exploration and production, and advocate for alternative energy research. When Mr. Hefner made his generous gift to the schools, he made special provisions to enable students to learn directly from extraordinary individuals, like his own extraordinary mentor, Ray Alf (Webb icon and founder of the Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology).

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