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Headwaters dives into experiential education and deeper learning at Cascades Academy, providing readers with a refreshing source of knowledge, inspiration, and insight into the world we live and learn in.

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Julie Amberg, Head of School

With the completion of our Middle and Upper School Fall Traveling Schools earlier this month, this "Headwaters" entry offers an in-depth look at the design and purpose of this hallmark program. I was fortunate to be a leader on the 6th grade trip to Newport where students discovered the majesty and wonder of the Oregon Coast and navigated myriad experiences, both individually and collectively, that were joyful and challenging, engaging and exhausting, and purposeful and carefree.

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