The César Chávez Dual Language Spanish Immersion School (CCDSIS) is invested in creating a safe learning environment for all students, staff, and parents. CCDSIS prepares learners to become leaders in a diverse community through a focus on academics, respect, equity, and justice.

In an effort to address their need for outdoor learning classrooms and “calming down spaces,” the school has partnered with Nature Sacred to achieve a design plan reflective of the unique needs of their community. Nature Sacred’s community engaged design services will also address the reality that many families and students feel somewhat disconnected with the physical campus, due to virtual learning in the COVID-19 pandemic. The faculty, staff, and parent representatives have shown interest in using Nature Sacred’s community-led design process as a catalyst for connectivity.

The goals of this Sacred Place design plan include an area for students who are in need of mindful/ meditative breaks, as well as an outdoor classroom space to engage learners in a nature-based curriculum.

 

Design Team

Heidi Thomas and Cherisse Otis, Nature Sacred Design Advisor, EnviroCollab