This post was contributed by Armina Del Toro, Wave Hill’s School Programs Educator.
They say that “all who wander aren’t lost.” In fact, at Wave Hill’s education department, we encourage wandering by finding innovative ways to work it into our curriculum. With wandering comes wonderment, and with wonderment comes an understanding of how all things are woven into the pattern of life. All the greatest inventions and movements have been sparked by an observation or experience. We give students the opportunity to have these moments because who knows where children’s experiences will lead them in their lives.
If you can find time to wander in wonderment, whether in life situations or because of classroom requirements, you are guaranteed to make clear decisions and create unforgettable, knowledge-filled connections with anything that may confront you. So go ahead…..we suggest you GET LOST and TAKE A HIKE (no pun intended), because perhaps you or your child could be the next Einstein, Mozart, da Vinci or Mark Twain of our century!