Ireland & Scotland: march break 2019
30 students & 5 chaperones embarked on a 7 night/6 day whirlwind plane & bus trip to Ireland & Scotland over March Break...and it was a blast! Led by teachers, Mrs. Schnekenburger and Mr. Brown, we had a packed itinerary which included seeing the highlights of Dublin and Belfast in Ireland. We then took a 2 1/2 hour ferry ride over to Scotland where we had a chance to see Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Scottish countryside. Many students who travelled on this trip had family who had immigrated from one of these two countries, so it was a wonderful opportunity for them to see some of their heritage.
Peru: March Break 2018 (16 Days)
Acton students had the amazing opportunity of travelling to the Amazon rainforest in Peru for two weeks over the March break. 20 Students and two teachers (Mr. LeBlanc & Ms. Hodge) travelled to Peru to work as part of a ecological conservation research group. While there we observed species native to the region and participated in some amazing excursions. This trip was organized by Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com)
COSTA RICA: March 8-20, 2017
20 students, along with Madelle and Mr. Kovich ventured south with Journey South Eco Travel to explore the beauty and culture of Costa Rica. This 13 day trip included a visit to Poas Volcano, time spent with the Terraba Indigenous Community and 5 days at Campanario Biological Reserve, considered the most biodiverse place on Earth!
Vimy Ridge: April 2017
Mr. Brown and 5 Acton High students had the experience of their life visiting the 100th Anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge -- The Battle that defined a nation. They paired up with White Oaks Secondary School to participate in this wonderful opportunity.
Iceland - March Break 2016 (9 Days)
Mr. Braun and Mr. Leblanc an a trip to Iceland for March of 2016. The trip was a huge success and we ended up with 40 students joining us to the volcanic arctic island!
Costa Rica -The Cloud Forest Project
April 11 - 22, 2014
Mark and Amy Kovich took another group of students into the five distinct Ecological Zones in the Cloud Forests of Costa Rica. The cost of the trip includes everything - a day trip to the Luna Project near Cambridge on October 26 for a day of education on sustainable living, and the 12 day trip to Costa Rica including everything while we're there.
Me2We Trip (Paris & France) March Break (2 weeks) 2014
Ms. Jensen and Mr. Brown took the ME2We group to WE DAY in London England over March Break. While they were there, they also experienced the sites of London AND Paris.
South Africa - March Break (2 weeks) 2013
Mr. Leblanc and Mr. Braun took a group of 20 students to South Africa this as part of an OpWall (Operation Wallacea -www.opwall.com) ecological conservation research program. The trip involved a week of research, lectures, and safaris at Struwig Eco Reserve just outside Kruger National Park and the second week was spent at Sodwana Bay; here students snorkeled and learned from scientists about marine reef ecology research.
Honduras - July 2011
Mr. Leblanc and Mr. Braun took a group of 18 students to Honduras this summer as part of an OpWall (Operation Wallacea - www.opwall.com) ecological conservation research program. The trip involved a week of research in a unique cloud rainforest in Cusuco National Park and the second week was spent on the island of Cayos Cochinos (Minor); here students did their open water dive training to become certified divers and then helped scientists with marine reef ecology research.
England & France - March Break 2011
The two Koviches and Roescher took a group of students to London, the Normandy Beaches, then on to Paris over March Break.
Germany, Austria & Switzerland - March Break 2010
The Koviches and Herr Roeschmeister took an eager group of students on a tour through the Alps. We enjoyed visits to Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Lucerne and Heidelburg and a good time was had by all.
Peru - March Break 2009
Acton students had the amazing opportunity of travelling to the Amazon rainforest in Peru for two weeks over the March break. 17 Students and two teachers (Mr. Braun & Ms. Pugh) travelled to Peru to work as part of a ecological conservation research group. While there we observed species native to the region and participated in some amazing excursions. This trip was organized by Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com)
Honduras - Summer 2007
Mr. Leblanc took 10 Students to Honduras. 1 week in mountain rain forrest and 1 week on Utila Island Scuba Diving. We worked with biologists on terrestrial and aquatic research projects. Highlights included using ropes and climbing gear to access the forest canopy 30 meters off the ground to watch the sun ride over the mountains, hiking to a secluded tropical waterfall. On the island we dove on a wreck and experienced the amazing glowing algae during a night dive. This trip was organized by Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com)