Students - Overview
What do students at School In The Park do?
Students attend classes at various Museums in the park. Each Museum has a classroom and many valuable resources including the exhibition spaces and galleries. Highly trained Museum Educators focus on a particular topic relevant to their Museum's mission. For example, students attending classes at the San Diego History Center learn about the Migration habits of the Kumeyay Native Americans who were the first setlers of the San Diego region. At MOPA (The Museum of Photographic Arts) students learn about photography fundementals and then use that knowledge when they take photographs around Balboa Park for their assignments. Each Museum introduces the concepts in a new and diverse way to engage students and provide them with a learning experience unlike any other. Emphasis is on 'hands-on' learning so that students are given first-hand knowledge of the concepts they may have only previously read about. School In The Park is not a feild trip for students to see Balboa Park. It is a classroom with an abundance of resources and specialized educators. The experiences and education students gain from their week at School In The Park will leave a lasting impression on them and hopefully a new appreciation for Balboa Park, San Diego's cultural center.
Below: Students at the History Center use the Museum's exhibit spaces as well as Balboa Park's outdoor spaces.
Below: Students at MOPA examine photographs on exhibit then take their own photos around Balboa Park.