A student's artistic and written reflection of her time at Quarrybrook.

"I loved how green the whole place was and I could just walk and enjoy nature."

This picture and statement came from a 6th grader's experience at Quarrybrook this past Tuesday. Quarrybrook is a private  non-profit organization dedicated to providing hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences in nature located in Windham, New Hampshire. Another student's reflection read: "Today I learned about kinetic energy and potential energy and how animals move or stay in place or don't want to move. Also I learned about little plants that fall off trees."

The Quarrybrook staff members provide students with the opportunity to participate in standards-based field classes that are driven by exploration, investigation, and a sense of fun and adventure. Students can also explore the Education Center, where they see examples of green technology and are able to study how those systems work.

GMS is fortunate to send several groups of students to Quarrybrook throughout the year, and it is clear that this most recent cohort of students had an enriching, educational experience.