Education is not a spectator sport, so Dawson makes sure students paticipate directly in their learning. Whether using Dawson's two learning gardens and orchard, or analyzing samples they took from Boulder Creek, Dawson students learn outdoors. They are hands on - literally. They use their minds and muscles to fully experience the world through in-depth study, travel, and service learning. Dawson's signature outdoor and experiential education programs ensure that our graduates are young men and women who achieve their potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world.