Ana Maria Luna

Ms. Luna and Mr. Saleh-Kasmai create “Deep Thoughts and Funky Feats,” a three-week hiking course, to allow their at-risk students to experience education in the outdoors. Students study nutrition and the food industry and record their hiking and nutrition progress in a daily journal. During hiking trips, students learn about the local wildlife and read literature dealing with the environment. At the culmination of the project students share their experiences with the community through a chosen form of visual art.