Chapin School Princeton 8th graders completed a year-long project that resulted in three “lake-worthy” canoes launching at Lake Mercer in Mercer County Park.
Experiential learning has always been a core element of Chapin’s curriculum. Chapin 8th graders worked in three groups, using all of the tools necessary to craft the canoes from scratch while utilizing design thinking and collaborative learning to build a
canoe ready for a successful launch!
The ships were more than capable of withstanding the lake waters, and our brave lake-farers returned to shore unscathed, a little wet, and exhilarated to have accomplished such a feat!