Learning Far Afield From the Classroom
Many Stone Soup parents work and commute long hours and do not have the time and often not the means to take their children to the variety of cultural and recreational facilities that California offers. During the summer, the Stone Soup children are taken on educational field trips which are mixed with outings to parks and playgrounds for a change of scenery and new adventures.
Some of the exciting field trips for this summer were:
|Los Angeles Zoo||Griffith Park|
|Discovery Science Center||Huntington Library and Gardens|
|Cabrillo Aquarium||Farmers Market|
|WOW Museum||Sacramento Railroad Museum|
|Hilmar Cheese||Childrens Museum|
|California State Northridge Children’s theater||Water Day – Swimming|
|Columbia State Park||Ice Skating|
|Shed Skins Reptile||Surf Xtreme|
|Rock N Jump||The Farm|
|Monterey Bowling Lanes||El Estero Park|
|Mystery Spot||Gilroy Gardens|
Numerous picnics, parties, barbeques, park days and walking field trips in addition to the bus trips kept the children active and eager to learn in different surroundings.
For a number of years the UCLA chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma invited Stone Soup to visit the UCLA campus. The sorority sisters made it possible for Stone Soupers to learn from the UCLA cheerleading squad, members of the volleyball team and get a taste of life as a college student. The events culminated with a mock graduation ceremony. Everyone came home a winner.
Through a fund-raising drive the Kappas also contributed to the Stone Soup Reading is Fundamental program.
El Estero Park
Water Day – Swimming