At Walker’s, learning, exploration and collaboration continue beyond the confines of a traditional classroom. Classes often make their way outside in nice weather, where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore hands-on learning.
Walker's apiary began as a proposal in 2013 by Environmental Science students concerned about the damaging effects colony collapse disorder has on the global bee population and agriculture at large. Students in the sixth grade Ecology class were the apiary's first visitors in 2014, and the apiary is incorporated into several aspects of Walker’s curriculum. Professional beekeeper and Walker's parent Gilman Mucaj P'21 helps to maintain the beehives.
Walker’s Middle School Garden Club maintains an organic community garden, advised by art teacher Grace Epstein. Our students’ responsibilities include harvesting and cooking produce grown in the garden, collecting compost from meals in our dining hall for the garden’s soil, caring for the School’s chickens, and going on fieldtrips to learn more about the benefits of gardening. The garden’s produce is later cooked, sold, or donated to local food banks.