Teachers cancel trip to Hawaii

Lara Mikhail

The science trip to Hawaii that was planned for spring break has been cancelled due to lack of student interest, according to chaperone Wendy Van Norden.

The trip was open to all upper school students, and students who were interested had to fill out an application by Nov. 20.

Applicants were required to write a paragraph about why they would have liked to participate, and get a recommendation from their science teacher.

Ten students would have been selected to travel with science teachers Van Norden and Nadine Eisenkolb to the big island from March 25 through April 6, where they would apply scientific methods in real world scenarios.

Students would have had the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Hawaii, while simultaneously making science more applicable to daily life.

There were multiple excursions over the island planned, such as a whale watching cruise, Volcano National Park, snorkeling and horseback riding in the Waipio Valley.

In addition, students would have been able to investigate a scientific question of their choice relating to Hawaii over the course of the trip.