Danville Express

Living - April 17, 2009

Lessons in living

Death Valley excursion lets students explore 'the outer limits of their comfort level'

by Geoff Gillette

We expect kids to learn many things in a school environment. Such as reading, writing, arithmetic. Organizers of the Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE) at the Athenian School in Danville are working from a different list entirely. Juniors at the school recently completed the month-long course, which taught them how to work together and survive in the harsh setting of Death Valley.


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