In early November, 126 grade 5 students (accompanied by 10 Harker faculty members) headed off for the annual three-day class trip to the Marin Headlands.
“Scientific study of various ecosystems and an 8-mile round trip hike that resulted in amazing views were among the highlights of the trip,” recalled Kristin Giammona, elementary division head, noting that the contingent spent two nights in a former army barracks at Fort Cronkhite.
“The fifth graders enjoyed breakfasts and dinners together in the dining hall and lunch out on the trails. On our last night, students and teachers participated in campfire skits and singing to culminate the experience. Some of the students were able to see a sea lion being released back into the ocean after a two-month stay at the Marine Mammal Center due to an injury caused by a net,” added Giammona.
The Marin Headlands has been called one of the most unique areas in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Along with its historical attractions, the area also boasts varied hiking trails, a dog-friendly beach, and astonishing views of the coast and San Francisco.