Sustainability & Experiential Education
Explore outdoors. Serve the community. Travel the world.
Different teaching styles encourage students to learn in different ways. Through experiential learning techniques offered at Wasatch Academy, students learn through various activities including outdoor learning, community service, international trips, and environmental stewardship.
Bridging the gap between classroom knowledge and real-world experience is what experiential learning is all about. It builds essential skills in critical thinking, creativity, and innovation, collaboration, leadership, adaptability, communication, and curiosity. The project-based learning approach at Wasatch Academy teaches students to learn how to forge meaningful connections within the community, helps them develop respect for the environment, and creates a greater awareness of how communities and the environment are interconnected.
Where will experiential learning take you?
Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. Get Sustainable
Sustainability has been a concern at Wasatch Academy for years and will be a concern for years to come. Currently, our sustainability program is led by Dr. Joel Barnes, Director of Sustainability and Experiential Education, who has put into place several programs at Wasatch Academy. The Ban the Bottle campaign is in the works, which reduces water waste and the plastic waste of the school. New, eco-friendly buildings, geothermal heating in current and new buildings to reduce energy consumption, and a community garden all will help to reduce our carbon footprint. Our new recycling centers will be expanded over the years to come.
Dr. Barnes has instituted a new Sustainability Council or Susty Council for short, which consists of nine faculty members and nine student members. The Susty Council meets every other Tuesday to discuss matters related to the sustainability program, including fundraising for projects and initiatives.