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summer 03The SmartStart kids started off their summer with a bang! The theme of week one was World Travelers – Culture and Geography and their learning and exploring was capped off with a field trip to the Plaza de Cultura y Artes museum and cultural center. While they were there, the students had the opportunity to explore the edible teaching garden, which celebrates the Mexican and Mexican American cultures by creating sustainable urban agriculture. The students learned about different plants and flowers and even created their own seed bombs. The trip included a culinary workshop, where the kids had the opportunity to make a traditional tostada using organic vegetables grown on-site. It was a wonderful day, but the highlight of the trip was seeing HOLA alumna Margarita Palafox. Margaret is interning this summer at the Plaza and she took some time out from her busy day to speak with the kids about college and her HOLA experience.


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