Location Raw Learning is located on the ground floor of Battle Hall on the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind campus.
Traveling north on Coalter Street: Go past the watering can and flower pot at the corner of Commerce (Lee Hwy, Rt 11) staying on Coalter Street. Take your first right onto Kalorama Street and then your first left onto Chief Street. Go straight for 1/10th of a mile and you will arrive at the building.
Traveling south on Coalter Street: Turn left onto Kalorama Street and then your first left onto Chief Street. Go straight for 1/10th of a mile and you will arrive at the building. If you get to the watering can and flower pot you have gone too far.
Please call Gleamer at 540.292.3002 if you would like further directions or can't find us.
First arrivals (families attending, teachers, and visitors) park in the 4 RESERVED spots next to Battle Hall.
Subsequent arrivals use 30 minute spots to unload items and children and then park down the hill in the first parking spaces on the left labeled bus parking (there are 4 of them) next to Strader Hall and walk 500 feet up the stairs or road to Battle Hall.
After those 8 spots are filled, please go down the hill and, turn left onto Cardinal Drive, go past Strader Hall and park in the large lot next to the soccer fields. Use the stairs or road to walk up to Battle Hall.
Drop offs-Use the 30 minute spots to drop your child(ren) off and get them settled (if necessary.)
ATTENTION: The speed limit on the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind campus is 10mph. Please do not exceed the speed limit. There are deaf and blind students who need to cross roads and navigate parking lots.
10:00 - 11:00am: See how trout are raised in a mountain stream. Bring fishing gear, buckets and catch trout to take home at $4.50/lb.
Lunch: Pack a lunch and a blanket and chairs. We will be picnicking at Bells Valley Farm.
Bells Valley Farm - Goshen
Location: 854 Little River Road, Goshen, VA 24439
12:00-2:30pm: Visit an environmentally sustainable farm. Pet baby farm animals and learn what it takes to run a farm.
Peaceful Parenting Discussion Group
Are you seeking more joyful and harmonious relationships with your children?
If you are, come check out our discussion group that usually meets the 4th Friday of every month.
We meet to support one another as we explore and practice non-coercive parenting and consensual living. This is a parenting practice that values the wants and needs of everyone equally - regardless of age - and avoids power struggles through the creation of mutually agreeable solutions. This principle is also the key to harmony at Raw Learning.
We are all on our own unique paths as individuals, parents, and families.
We are reading and discussing Dr. Shefali Tsabary's The Conscious Parent.
During April we will focus on Chapter 4. You are welcome to come even if you didn't join for previous discussions.
Read through Chapter 4 and think about what you have experienced and would like to share.
Bring: Rain gear and rain boots. We will be walking A LOT. Please bring carriers and wagons for little ones.
Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton
Arrive at 8:45: Visit the old world until 11:30. Wear and investigate period clothing at each stop. Students help prepare food in each place.
Lunch: Pack a lunch/picnic. There are several suitable choices as to where to eat your lunch. If the weather is good, we will eat at the picnic tables. If the weather is bad, we will eat in the Octagonal Barn.
Visit the new world from 12:30-3:00. Wear and investigate period clothing at each stop. Students help prepare food in each place.
Raw Learning has Open Registration for Attendance!
You are welcome to join our awesome mutually respectful community anytime!
9:55 Arrive and find out about the logistics of moving and storing food. Learn about what temperatures are important for food storage and why. Learn about the jobs that employees perform to keep food cold.
Click on the links of the trips that you would like to take.
***Be sure to carefully read all instructions.***
Upon completion, be sure to receive a confirmation email or you did not register and are not signed up.
If a field trip is full and you would like to be put on the waiting list, please pay the participation fee for that day as well as the Cost and write a note in the comments section of your order directly before you submit your order. You will be notified if you have a spot.
Deadline: Must register by Tuesday, March 31st. Your payment must be postmarked or received by Wednesday, April 1st.
Please make your check out to Raw Learning and send it to:
101 VSDB Drive, Suite 5
Staunton, VA 24401
Any payments delivered or postmarked after April 1st, need to include a $10 late fee.
You are welcome to register for attendance at Raw Learning AND/OR field trips! Some families or students only come to Raw Learning. Some families only come on field trips. And some families come to Raw Learning and participate in field trips too! Whatever works for your family works for Raw Learning.