Going and doing and being and living are all part of what makes this unschooling journey of ours even more rich than it already is.
Creating at the local woodshop.
Much like Stephanie said in her Around Town post, our adventures are not "extras". They are central to how we roll. We don't go to a museum and pick up a clipboard with the sole purpose of checking things off. Sometimes there's a specific exhibit we'd like to see but more often than not we go just to go and see where the adventure leads us.
September 11th memorial in town.
Checking out the hydroponically grown plants at Water Fresh Farm.
Without these adventures our days would not be as rich. Our learning not as natural and genuine.
Learning about beekeeping at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
Old Sturbridge Village
Going to the theater in Providence.
And after all, part of the reason we are a radical unschooling family is because we value the naturalness of learning. No matter where we go or what we do there is something that has been learned. Something that has shaped us and helped us to better understand the world, who we are and our place in it. Sometimes what has been learned is not so obvious. But chances are at some point it will become clear what has been learned. Even if it's many moons down the road, and even if it's simply the fact that learning does not need to only take place in a classroom or during a set time of the day. That it happens anytime, anywhere and to everyone. The world is our classroom, and for that we are grateful.