Students of the Get Out and Learn Project at Downtown High School launched their semester project – a boat they built! – off of Hyde Street Pier and rowed it into Aquatic Park on Friday, December 2. The event began with a potluck followed by a short student award presentation.
The Get Out and Learn Project at Downtown High School is the only one of its kind in San Francisco public schools and has been around for almost 20 years. During the semester, rotations of students build the boat and learn how to row, while the other group is in the classroom learning about the semester theme, Human Action, Nature's Reaction, through a social justice lens. Downtown HS partners with the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association on the program.
All photos by Laura DeFelice.