The Hawk’s Nest is a physical space at the school that has great potential. It is a small courtyard that was last renovated and used in 1986. Students are currently designing projects that would transform this space into one that could be used by students, parents, and other school community members. Ideas include creating birdhouses and seating to enhance the eucalyptus tree that is the center of the courtyard, developing a hanging garden to repurpose the chain link fence that lines the Hawk’s Nest area, and dividing the central piece of land in the Hawk’s Nest into a community garden.
The Hawk’s Nest Project is a semester-long one that has been a collaboration between the D3 Lab, Mr. Cugley’s 6th grade students, and COMMONstudio designers. Students are taking their ideas for reinvigorating and redesigning the Hawk’s Nest and using the D3’s “Dream It, Design It, and Do It” methodology to implement them.