Sat, May 20|
Cal-Earth Sustainable Building Workshop!
A special event by Cal-Earth for HFAC is here! Students will learn all about Super Adobe in a 6-hour hands-on workshop. Get your hands dirty and experience a sustainable building method that can change the world!
Time & Location
May 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Hesperia, 10177 Baldy Ln, Hesperia, CA 92345, USA
About the event
Cal-Earth in Hesperia had a highly popular field trip program. However, due to the pandemic, they had to discontinue the program. But now...HFAdventureCommunity has the honor to be invited for a special program to possibly get their field trips program started back up again! We couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity and hope your student will join us.
Are you ready for an amazing day of learning at Cal-Earth in Hesperia? Get ready to dive into the world of architecture, humanitarian aid, sustainability, working with nature, biomimicry, the strength of the arch, and even the ancient Persian poet, Rumi! We'll start with a guided tour and discussion to get our brains going, then move on to some hands-on fun. You'll get to learn all about brick arch building, explore the domes, and get your hands dirty with some Superadobe bag laying instruction, and mud plaster application to really put your skills to the test.
We are looking forward to learning new skills alongside friends, and discovering how architecture can be a powerful tool for humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Together, we'll gain a deeper understanding of how to work with the natural environment, embrace sustainability, and ultimately become more empathetic and responsible global citizens.
Date: Saturday May 20th
Time: Approximately 9am-3:30pm (time may be adjusted slightly)
Age: Grades 3rd-12th, divided into age groups where necessary for optimal learning
Can parents attend? YES!!! Parents are welcome to stay at no additional cost! All students must have a ticket.
Here is a little more information about the super adobe!
What is Super Adobe?
SuperAdobe is a form of earth bag architecture developed by architect and CalEarth founder Nader Khalili. Using long sandbags ("SuperAdobe Bags"), barbed wire, on-site earth and a few tools, Khalili devised a revolutionary building system that integrates traditional earth architecture with contemporary global safety requirements, and passes severe earthquake code tests in California.
This technology has been published by NASA, endorsed by the United Nations, featured in countless world media outlets, and awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. It comes from years of meditation, hands-on research and development. Inspired by traditional earth architecture in the deserts of Iran and adapted for modern usage. Simplified so that anyone can build.
Cal-Earth believes that the whole family should be able to build together, men and women, from grandma to the youngest child. We have spent many years researching how to make the process simpler and easier. There should be no heavy lifting or backaches, no expensive equipment, and a flexible and fast construction. The bags are filled in place on the wall using small pots like coffee cans, or even kitchen utensils. You can build alone or as a group.
-Registration must be completed for each student.
-Submitting charter funds? Please add a $12 administration fee to the cost of the program and make sure you register using "manual payment".
-No refunds are available for this experience
-Amateur photos for our downloadable photo album page will be made available to all families from the day
-Waivers and photo releases for each student must be signed prior to the event
Student Ticket$55.00+$1.38 service fee