A Day of Service, Learning, Adventure, & Fun - Global Day 2017
Eaglebrook celebrated Global Awareness Day on April 20. Each Form spent the day exploring a different theme.
The Third Form was asked the question, “How does changing land use affect habits?” They left campus to spend some time at the McLaughlin Hatchery, helping move fish into waterways. After the hatchery, the sixth graders did some trail work at the Quabbin Reservoir, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the world. They were also able to listen to a presentation about the construction of the dam at the Quabbin and how that impacted animal habitats. See photos from the Third Form’s day here.
Fourth Formers split into eight groups and spent the morning visiting local farms and businesses that work with sustainable models to better their business and the world around them. That afternoon, Fourth Formers came back to campus to participate in an energy quest set up by the local power company Eversource and to work in the Eaglebrook garden. See photos here.
Leadership was the theme for the Fifth Form, and that group spent the day at the Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center in Leverett, Massachusetts to work in groups on high and low ropes courses. Here are photos from Morse Hill.
The Sixth Formers spent their morning doing clean up on a local riverbank. That afternoon, the students got to go rafting on that same river. See photos here.
Peter Melnik ’84 a local dairy farmer, gave the evening program. He spoke about the process of building a methane digester on his farm, which would use his cows’ manure and area food waste to make power. Watch him speak about his vision for his farm here.
Matt McKelvey ’07, the school’s sustainability coordinator, told the community that Global Day is “a day of service, of learning, of adventure, and fun. We are fortunate to be able to take a day and venture out into the surrounding community to explore its beauty and to meet many people who work tirelessly to protect the environment and the resources that surround us.”