Post-Program Class Descriptions
After their visit to the Pali Institute campus, your students will have the opportunity to reinforce the lessons learned - and acquire new skills and knowledge to take their learning to the next level - when familiar Senior Instructors return to your classroom, bringing the educational experience full circle.
The Post-program includes more of our exceptional activities, as well as a survey to test the students' longitudinal retention of knowledge learned at Pali. The information we gather helps further program development, ensures classes are the best they can be and provides a better experience for your school on future trips.
One of the most powerful forces in nature is flowing water. The mountains need water for plants and animals, but when too much water falls, it can have a devastating effect. Students will have a chance to place their very own home on a stream table and observe the destructive path of a raging river.
B-O-X marks the spot
Students use space-age navigational technologies in the digital adventure that is geo-caching. On a digital scavenger hunt, students learn to use a GPS device to navigate their school grounds, while gaining new eyes on familiar locations.
Gimme Fuel, Gimme Fire
No skill has shaped mankind more than the ability to spark a fire. Students take a giant leap backwards and experience the trial and error of early man's attempt to create fire. Using hand and bow drills, flint and steel, students become true survivors by learning primitive techniques to achieving one of man's greatest accomplishments.
Wind in Your Grill
Working in small groups, students get to hone their aerodynamic skills by streamlining a model car or truck to withstand a wind tunnel producing wind speeds of up to 40 mph. You never know which way the wind blows...
Track That Scat!
Students transform into wilderness experts by learning about tracks and scat of Southern California's wildest creatures. From deer to mountain lions, each animal leaves clues behind for us to find. Now it's time to play detective and discover what animals roam the forests at Pali Mountain.
Have you ever thought about powering your appliances by using your own two legs? Believe it or not, it's possible! Students will pump their legs on a pedal power bike to try and generate enough power to work the appliances, such as a blender or a computer. Biking is not just for exercise anymore!
Lego my Ego
See no Lego, Hear no Lego, Speak no Lego. Instructors conceptualize a design that students, working in small teams, attempt to replicate using verbal and non-verbal methods of communication. Each student has the opportunity to play every role in the chain-of-command. They quickly learn this task is more challenging than meets the eye, and discover that building communication is just as vital as a sound structure.
Ground - Based Initiatives
Bringing it Full Circle
By using advanced methods such as sensory deprivation (lack of sight and speech), students will test new communication skills obtained at Pali - and be challenged like never before. As new challenges are presented, students are required to utilize every skill set and tactic possessed by group members. They'll learn that with all minds working together, anything is possible.
Relying on community and building upon learned communication methods, students enact advanced tactics and procedures from their Low Ropes adventures at Pali. The test challenges young adventurists to emerge as a true team of leaders, while instilling in them skills that will well prepare them for their futures.