Community Excursions demonstrate how everyone at Willow values our community.
They are a big hit with scholars too!
If you’re out and about in the community on Wednesdays, you may see a parliament of Willow Owls. (In case you’re wondering, a group of owls is a parliament!) Every Wednesday, Willow scholars travel with staff and volunteers to community locations for Excursions. The visits serve several purposes: art, physical fitness, support for in-class projects, standalone projects, and sometimes just plain fun.
Scholars demonstrate that they are prepared to go on Excursions after signing a contract that covers scholar safety, respect, and behavior expectations. They debrief and reflect on the excursions both in Crew and in follow-up lessons the next day. Scholars continue to go on Excursions by following all the terms of their contract: they keep themselves and others safe, comply with requests, show respect for community partners, and participate in their learning.
The Excursions will rotate on a weekly basis, giving most of the scholars a chance to see various places in the community. Look for new and exciting Community Excursions to come! If you have an idea or would like to accompany Willow scholars on a Wednesday outing, please contact Katie Christianson, or Amanda Yuen, or call the Willow office at (509) 593-5700.
Walla Walla Public Library
Colville Street Patisserie
Walla Walla Community College Water Center
Kirkman House Museum
Rodney Outlaw (Intro to Digital Music Production in the CrewSpace at WWPL)
City of Walla Walla government
Heidi McFarley, Kitchen Director at Willow
Whitman College Theater Department